TWO young children watched in horror as their father was the victim of a vicious road rage attack.
Father-of-two Abid Hussain was punched several times the face in a row on a petrol station forecourt.
The attack at the Tesco station in Huddersfield town centre happened at 3pm on Sunday when 33-year-old Mr Hussain, his wife, Nasreen, and two children called at the station for fuel.
The children - eight-year-old son Binyameen, and two-year-old daughter, Lailattul-qadr - were in the back of the blue Suzuki Swift car.
The family queued up, but just as they were about to edge forward to the pump, a 12-seater burgundy Citroen taxi pulled up and the driver claimed he was next in the queue.
Mrs Hussain, 34, said her husband put petrol in the family car, but the taxi driver continued the argument claiming Mr Hussain had pushed in.
She said: "When Abid went to pay at the kiosk, the taxi driver said "you jumped the queue then and I'm not going to let you do it again" and attacked him. My husband tried to defend himself, but he was thumped several times.
"My children were crying and they said `dad's getting beaten up'.
"I locked my car to make sure they were safe and ran to help."
She said both herself and another woman managed to get between the two men to stop the attack.
The attacker then got back in his vehicle and drove away.
Mrs Hussain said several people were on the forecourt and witnessed what happened.
She said petrol station staff told her to go to customer services to report the attack to police, but the police said they were too busy to attend immediately.
Officers were due to take a statement from Mr Hussain today.
Mr Hussain suffered a badly bruised eye, a swollen neck and a nose bleed and went to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for treatment.
The attacker is an African-Caribbean man in his mid-30s with short hair. He wore a blue checked short-sleeved shirt, jeans and trainers.
Anyone who saw what happened should contact Huddersfield police helpdesk on 01484 436659.