Teenager fighting for life after attack in West Yorkshire

A TEENAGER is critically ill in hospital after he was attacked in Keighley.

Dalton Lane, Keighley. Image: Google

The 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the attack, which police say is believed to have happened in Dalton Lane, Keighley, just before 4pm on Saturday (Sept 1).

He remains in a critical condition in hospital today (Mon Sept 3).

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A 16-year-old youth also received treatment for a serious facial injury.

Police arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the incident and later released him under investigation.

Detective Inspector Claire Smith, of Bradford District CID, said: “A young man is seriously ill in hospital following this incident, which happened close to the junction with Chatsworth Street on Saturday afternoon.

“While we continue to investigate the circumstances around this attack, we know the area was busy with passing traffic at that time and that people in the area would have seen what happened.

“We are appealing for those people to come forward with any information they have, so we can trace those responsible for this serious assault.

“We believe those responsible for the attack may have been in a black car of similar size to a Volkswagen Golf, so we would be keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a car matching this description in the area.”

Anyone who can assist this investigation is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13180436312.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.