Girl set upon by gang of men in ‘targeted’ attack in Halifax

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

A gang of men set upon a teenage girl with a wooden pole in a shocking broad daylight attack in Halifax.

The 17-year-old girl was left with a broken wrist and extensive bruising following what police believe was a targeted assault.

This was a terrible attack against a young woman simply going about her daily business.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the attack, which happened on Hanson Lane between 4pm and 4.15pm on Thursday, February 26 - just after the victim had finished work.

She was knocked to the floor by between two and three males, who had their faces covered and were wearing dark clothing, and hit with the wooden pole.

It is thought the men made off in a dark coloured BMW 320.

Detective Sergeant Sally Fletcher, of the Calderdale Safeguarding Unit, said: “This was a terrible attack against a young woman simply going about her daily business.

“We are doing everything we can to bring those responsible to justice and believe that this was a targeted attack.

“Thankfully incidents like this are extremely rare in Calderdale - so much so that this has shocked the close-knit community the victim comes from.

“We need the community’s help to bring those responsible for this crime to justice and that is why I am making a direct appeal to anyone who knows what happened to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Calderdale Safeguarding Unit via 101 or call Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.