Appeal for witnesses of ‘Happy Valley’ style assault on moorland road

Nont Sarah's on New Het Road, Scammonden
Nont Sarah's on New Het Road, Scammonden

Investigating police officers are appealing for witnesses of an assault of man on a moorland road that is reminiscent of a scene from the TV hit series Happy Valley.

The incident happened on New Hey Road, Scammonden, on Wednesday, March 1 between 1.30pm and 2pm. 

The alleged incident is said to have happened when the victim was driving a blue coloured Volkswagen Beetle along the road when he noticed a black coloured vehicle behind. 

The victim came to a stop and the black vehicle pulled up alongside.

The victim was assaulted, suffering serious injuries to his wrists.  

The incident happened near to the Nont Sarah’s public house and officers want to speak to two individuals described as Asian in connection with the incident. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Kirklees CID on 101 quoting crime reference 13170096217.