Published On: Thu, Oct 30th, 2014 on 2:50 pm

Images released of men wanted in connection of serious assault in Wibsey

Wibsey Serious Assault

Police have issued images of men they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault which left a man with serious head injuries.

Bradford District CID have appealed for help to identify two males in connection with a serious assault in the Wibsey High Street area between 12.20am and 1am on 5 October.

A 38-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were approached by two males while walking along School Lane.

One of the men then tried to grab the woman’s bag, prompting the pair to run down School Lane near to Wibsey Park Primary School.

The suspects then approached them again and threatened the man with a weapon, believed to be a handgun.

He was then punched and suffered serious facial and head injuries which required surgery from which he is now recovering.

The suspect who committed the assault was described as white, around 17-years-old, 5ft 6in to 5 ft7ins tall and of small to medium build. He had blondish/gingery hair and was wearing a light grey hooded top.

The second male suspect was also white, around 17 and had dark hair.

Detective Inspector Neil Benstead of Bradford District CID, said: “This was a serious incident in which a man received significant injuries which left him requiring surgery. The consequences were serious enough and could easily have been even worse given the victim suffered a serious head injury.

“Given a handgun was used in the offence and we do not know whether it was real or not I would remind anyone with information or who knows the suspects not to approach them and instead to contact the police.”

If you have information, call the Bradford CID on 101, or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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