Man stabbed in Halifax town centre

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A man has been stabbed in the street in Halifax town centre.

The 29-year-old was knifed in his abdomen after an argument between two groups of men at around 4am yesterday.

The victim was taken to hospital where he received treatment and was later released.

Detective Inspector John Priestley, from Calderdale CID, said: “We believe there had been a prior altercation in a nightclub on Waterhouse Street in the town centre where the 29-year-old was initially assaulted.

“This resulted in the two groups being ejected and the argument continued into the street.

““It appears the men moved along Crossley Street and into Princess Street where the victim was subject to a further assault and received a stab wound.

“Thankfully, he did not receive life threatening injuries, however; 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.

“The suspect is described as being of eastern european origin.

“If you have any information which could assist us in our enquiries, I would ask they call the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.”