Detectives investigating a stabbing in Halifax town centre have released these CCTV images of men they want to speak to.
Dad-of-two Brett Missin was attacked in Twilight, on Waterhouse Street, and then again when the culprits followed him along Crossley Street and into Princess Street, just before Christmas.
As reported by the Courier, the 29-year-old, who lives just outside Shelf, was knifed in the abdomen.
He was taken to hospital and is currently at home recovering.
Police believe the men pictured may have information vital to their investigation and are urging them or anyone who knows them to get in touch.
Detective Inspector John Priestley, from Calderdale CID, said: “We are not prepared to tolerate this type of behaviour in our town.
“I am therefore calling on anyone who may have seen those involved in the incident during the early hours.
“People may have been leaving nightclubs or takeaways at the time and remember seeing this incident happen.”
Mr Missin said there were several people out in the town centre who tried to help him after the attack and he would like to thank them, along with the police and paramedics.
He plays for Sunday-side team Buttershaw White Star and had been on his football team’s Christmas night out when the attack happened.
Anyone who recognises the men or has information about the assault, at around 4am on Sunday, December 23, should call Detective Constable Nicholas Clay in Calderdale CID on 01422 337087 or via 101.
Information can also be passed on anonymously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.