Police appeal for witnesses to Huddersfield assault

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Police in Huddersfield are appealing for witnesses to an assault over the weekend.

At 9.52pm on Saturday, police were called to the Clare Hill area of Huddersfield following reports that a man had been assaulted.

Detective Inspector Ian Thornes, of Huddersfield CID, said: “The victim and another man were in a Ford Focus when they were struck by another vehicle, which we believe was a black BMW.

“An occupant of the BMW is then thought to have got out and assaulted a 30-year-old man who was in the focus. The other occupant of the vehicle was able to flee before the assault took place.

“A 30-year-old man suffered injuries to his hand and has since undergone surgery and is currently described as being in a stable condition. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

“This assault is being treated as a targeted incident and we do not believe there is any wider danger to the public.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team have increased patrols in the area to reassure local residents.”

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone that saw a dark coloured BMW in the area around the time of the assault or shortly after with front end damage, is asked to contact Huddersfield CID via: 101 and quoting reference number 1669 of March 22.