Leeds & West Yorkshire

Teenager critical after unprovoked Huddersfield assault

Police at the crime scene
Image caption The incident happened outside a row of shops, including a veterinary surgery

A teenager is in a critical condition with head injuries after he was the victim of an unprovoked assault in West Yorkshire.

The 19-year-old was sitting with a 27-year-old man on a bench in Paddock, Huddersfield, when they were attacked by a man and woman on Thursday.

The men were hit with a blunt instrument, which has not been found.

The teenager is said to be critical at Leeds General Infirmary. The other man was less seriously hurt, police said.

The attack happened in Luck Lane, outside a row of shops, at about 15:55 GMT.

West Yorkshire Police urged anybody who saw the incident to come forward.

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