Appeal: Serious Assault, Roger Lane, Huddersfield

Friday July 23, 2021

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in which two men were injured in Huddersfield.

Kirklees District CID would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident on Roger Lane in Huddersfield today (July 23), and officers have said it is believed to be isolated.

Police were called to the location at about 12pm and found two men aged 59 and 21 who had suffered injuries believed to have been caused by a knife.

The younger man did not require hospital treatment, while the 59-year-old man was taken to hospital for injuries described as serious but not life threatening.

A 58-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault and Section 47 assault in connection with the matter.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Rob Stevens of Kirklees CID, said: “Enquiries are ongoing into what is a serious but isolated incident in Huddersfield today.

“We do not believe there was any threat to the wider public and are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with what took place.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who has information, witnessed, or has footage of the assaults and anyone who has information is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing police log 683 of July 23.

“Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat  or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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