Two stabbed during attack in Huddersfield

Two people were stabbed during an attack in Huddersfield last night (Tuesday).

Police were called to Larch Road, in Paddock, at around midnight to reports of a man and woman being assaulted.

The victims suffered stab wounds and were taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

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A group of men were spotted leaving the area in a white car after the man, 30, and woman, 23, were attacked.

Police said patrols have been stepped up in the area but have appealed for witnesses to the attack to come forward.

Detective Inspector Mark Atkinson, of Kirklees CID, said: "This is a very serious incident in which both victims have suffered significant, life changing injuries.

“We have extra patrols in the area this morning and detectives are pursuing a number of active lines of enquiry.

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"We need to locate those responsible as quickly as possible, and I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, or witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the around the time of the incident.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who saw a white vehicle driving in the area at around the time of the incident to please get in touch with officers."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirklees Police on 101, quoting crime reference 13170317685.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.