Huddersfield man stabbed in street brawl

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

A man was stabbed in the leg during a street brawl involving other men with sticks and bars.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fight in the Birkby Hall Road area of Fartown, Huddersfield on Wednesday October 22.

The incident happened at around 11pm when officers received reports of men fighting in the street and a man being assaulted.

Officers attended and saw that there had been a road traffic collision thought to have involved a Peugeot van and a Renault Laguna and then located a 31-year who had been stabbed in the leg.

He was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Further enquiries led officers to a house on Birkby Hall Road where suspected class A drugs were recovered.

It is thought the road traffic collision and stabbing are linked to another possible road traffic collision that happened on Whitehouse Road, Birkby at 11pm on Tuesday October 21.

As a result of that incident a 22-year-old Huddersfield man was left with serious but not life threatening injuries including a broken nose.

It is not clear at this stage if this was a road traffic collision or an assault.

Detective Inspector Jim Griffiths of Kirklees CID, said: “At the moment we are trying to piece together exactly what has happened in all of the incidents which we believe are linked and targeted.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed any of them and has any knowledge of the circumstances leading up to the fight to contact Kirklees CID on 101.”

Two men aged 40 and 30 have been arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon and remain in police custody.