Gang of youths attack Huddersfield man and break arm, CCTV released
Police investigating an assault in which a man suffered a broken arm have released CCTV images of a group of people they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
The incident took place on 10 March around 4.30pm in a ginnel which connects Marshall Street to Bath Road in the Holbeck area of Leeds.
A 44-year-old man from Huddersfield was walking down the ginnel and a group of youths were walking in the opposite direction.
Shortly afterwards the victim heard footsteps running towards him and as he turned to face the suspects he was punched in the face, knocked to the floor and beaten.
It was only when two unknown Good Samaritans chased off the suspects, but they left the scene prior to the arrival of police who are now very keen to speak to them as they could hold information as witnesses.
A possible wooden or metal bar used
Detective Constable Rachael Gilsenan, from Leeds District CID, said: “This was a vicious assault that resulted in serious injuries. The nature of the victim’s broken arm suggests the suspects may have used some form of wooden or metal bar and had it not been for the involvement of the Good Samaritans this incident could have had fatal consequences.
“It’s vitally important to identify the people in the CCTV footage and I would ask anyone recognising them to contact police. I would also advise anyone from the group to contact police and provide us with their version of events.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Rachael Gilsenan, from Leeds District CID, via 101 and quoting crime reference number 13150097579.
Images courtesy: West Yorkshire Police.