A MAN was badly hurt and knocked unconscious in an unprovoked attack.
The 22-year-old, from Milnsbridge, suffered a fractured skull, internal bleeding and facial injuries when he was punched in Huddersfield town centre just after 9pm on Tuesday.
He is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.
The man had been for a night out with his girlfriend and had left her in a pub to walk home.
But when he reached the junction of Upperhead Row and Dundas Street, a man suddenly punched him for no reason.
The victim was knocked to ground and became unconscious.
He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, then transferred to Leeds General Infirmary, where he is said to be stable.
Sgt Mick Smith, of Huddersfield CID, said: "This was a nasty, motiveless attack which has left a man with serious, if not life-threatening, injuries."
Det Sgt Smith said he was anxious to speak to an elderly couple who rushed to help the victim.
Taxi drivers parked nearby may have also seen the attack.
Det Sgt Smith added: "We are piecing together CCTV and witness evidence.
"We would like to speak to two athletic West Indian men who were seen to enter Huddersfield bus station immediately after the attack.
"I am confident we will identify the attackers and I would urge them to come forward now."
Anyone with any information should phone Det Sgt Smith at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582.