Teenager suffers ‘life changing’ injuries in Huddersfield machete attack

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A teenager has been left with life-changing injuries after a machete attack in Huddersfield.

The 17-year-old boy was assaulted by a male with a “machete-type” weapon near Arnold St in Birkby on Saturday, July 2, police have said.

Police were alerted at about 6.30pm when the victim went to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

“This was a very serious assault with a weapon and the victim could be left with life-changing injuries,” said Detective Constable Paul Morrison, of Kirklees District CID.

“We are investigating the incident as a wounding with intent and we would like to hear from any witnesses.”

The 17-year-old remains in hospital in a stable condition, police have said. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

“We believe the area would have been busy at the time and we would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who has any information that could assist the investigation,” said Det Con Morrison.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 1425 of July 2.