A family were forced off the road in a terrifying attack in Huddersfield.

Their people carrier with six children inside it, including an eight-month-old baby boy, was forced off a road last night.

The vehicle crashed and several of the youngsters were injured and taken to hospital.

Now detectives are appealing for witnesses.

Police say the Mazda car was being driven along Penistone Road, Kirkburton , heading out of Huddersfield when the incident happened.

Penistone Road, Kirkburton, where the family car was forced off the road

Video thumbnail, Penistone Road, Kirkburton, where family car forced off road
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The car was being driven by a 39-year-old man with his 21-year-old female partner at his side when a brick was thrown at the car.

As the driver desperately tried to keep control of the car, a black BMW with several people inside it drove dangerously close to it and succeeded in shunting it onto the kerb where it hit a lamppost.

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The other occupants of the Mazda included a 10-year-old boy, an eight-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl, a baby boy born in August 2015, a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old youth.

Three of the children were taken to Calderdale Royal Hospital for observation overnight and one was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary .

Minor injuries were sustained including a suspected broken arm and a suspected broken wrist.

Det Insp George Bardell of Kirklees CID said: “It would appear to be a targeted attack and I would appeal for anyone who saw cars being driven erratically along Penistone Road just before 8.20pm on Monday night to get in touch.

Det Inspector George Bardell

“A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and is in custody.”

In unrelated investigations, police would like to speak to the people pictured in the image gallery below. The people pictured in the images may be witnesses as well as suspects. If you recognise anyone, contact police on 101 quoting the reference number on the image caption.