Man pulled from his car and assaulted in Halifax

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A driver was pulled from his car and assaulted in Fenton Road, Halifax, yesterday afternoon.

At about 4.30pm, two men approached the 38-year-old victim’s vehicle which was parked near the junction with Stanley Road. One of the men has thrown a brick at the windscreen, causing it to smash, before both men have pulled him out of the car. He was hit twice with a metal bar causing minor injuries to the arm and hand. The two men have stolen a quantity of cash from the victim and left the area in a white Transit van.

The men are described as white, both aged between 30 and 35-years-old, tall, around 6ft tall with bald heads. They are believed to have been with a third man who was stood near the van during the incident. He is described as white, around 50-years-old, 5’ 4 tall of slim build.

Detective Inspector John Priestley said: “We believe that this was a targeted attack; however the two men are not known to the victim and we need people to come forward who may have information about those involved. It was still daylight at the time of the offence in a busy residential area and I would urge anyone who saw this incident or has any other information relating to the attack to call Calderdale CID on 101.”

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.