Man stabbed after Huddersfield street robbers target his son

A man was stabbed when he confronted a gang who had attempted to rob his son in a Huddersfield street.

The 41-year-old victim, who was taken to hospital following the attack, was injured behind a bank on Bradford Road where he approached a group of three or four suspects who had tried to steal money from his son in Pollard Street, Fartown.

Police were called to the scene by an ambulance crew and three men were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery.  

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The injured man is in a stable condition in hospital, police said. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.  

Detective Inspector Mark Walker, of Kirklees CID, said: “This is a horrific assault which has left a man with serious injuries. The incident happened in broad daylight on a busy road. I would appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between 4.30pm and 5pm to please get in touch.  

“I would also urge anyone who witnessed the attempted robbery or the assault itself to contact police.”  

Anyone with information about the incident, which occurred at around 4.30pm yesterday (Sunday), is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13170114521.