Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man badly injured in takeaway brawl in Wakefield

Police at scene
Image caption Police said the man hit his head on the road after being punched on Westgate in the centre of Wakefield

A man caught up in a brawl that spilled out on to the street from a takeaway in Wakefield has been left with life-threatening injuries.

The 38-year-old victim, who is from Bradford, was punched in the face and hit his head on the road outside the takeaway on Westgate.

West Yorkshire Police said the fight involved a number of people.

Joshua Balmforth, 20, of no fixed address, has been charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear at Wakefield Magistrates Court later.

Three other men who were arrested have been released on police bail.

The injured man is being treated at Leeds General Infirmary.

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