Man seriously injured after gang attack

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A man suffered serious injuries after he was pulled out of a car and assaulted by a gang of thugs.

The incident happened near a take away on Warwick Road, Batley, at about 8.10pm on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old man was in the passenger seat of a grey Volkswagen Golf when a group of four or five men arrived at the scene in a 4x4 vehicle.

They pulled the man out of the car and assaulted him.

Police said the victim’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and that he remains in hospital for treatment.

Det Con Shaun Topham, of Kirklees CID, said: “This incident has occurred on a busy road.

“I am certain that someone will have seen something and I would urge them to come forward with any information. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information should call Kirklees CID on 101 and quote the crime number 102988 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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