Man from Halifax attacked with a photo frame in Leeds

CCTV appears to show the attacker running down Wellington Street in Leeds
CCTV appears to show the attacker running down Wellington Street in Leeds

Police are investigating an attack on a man from Halifax with a photo frame.

The 45-year-old victim was outside a pub in Leeds Railway Station when he noticed a man trying to drink from empty glasses and approaching customers asking for cigarettes.

PC Gary Reader, from British Transport Police, said; “Suddenly the man approached the victim and, without saying anything, hit him in the face with a photo frame, causing a cut to his forehead and damaging his glasses.”

Officers have trawled through hours of CCTV and have identified a man who was in the area at the time.

PC Reader added: “This attack was completely unprovoked and although the man was not seriously injured, he was left shaken.

“The CCTV image from Wellington Street shows the man running past a queue of vehicles shortly after the incident – if you saw him or have any information about what took place we want to hear from you.

“The man is described as white, aged around 30 years old. He was wearing a grey baseball cap, grey top, pale blue jeans and had two cans of large in his back pockets.”

Investigators are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, which took place on Saturday, December 8 at around 7pm, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 0800 405040 quoting B4/NEA of 19/12/2012. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.