A young man has been left with serious facial injuries following a horrific early-hours attack in Huddersfield.

The 23-year-old was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary shortly after 3am on Sunday morning after he was found unconscious in Wood Street. He is in a stable condition.

Police believe that the serious assault took place after an earlier fight that took place outside Centro’s pizza takeaway in Northumberland Street.

It is then thought to have got more out of control, before spilling around the corner into Wood Street.

Officers cordoned off the street for some hours to examine the scene.

Det Insp Jim Griffiths, of Huddersfield CID, has now put out an urgent call for witnesses to the fight and attack.

He said: “We were called to the scene at 3am after receiving reports of a serious assault.

“The man was unresponsive and was taken to the Leeds hospital, where I understand his condition has been stabilised.

“His injuries are thought to be non life-threatening but are serious nonetheless.

“It appears that a fight broke out outside Centro’s between a group before it continued around the corner.

“Unfortunately we have not yet found any witnesses and would really like to speak to anyone who saw the fight and assault to come forward to help us with our investigation.

Any witnesses to the incident should call the police on 101.

Hours earlier, police were called to break up disturbances involving soccer fans in St George’s Square.

Police and ambulance crews in St George's Square after rival soccer fans clashed
Police and ambulance crews in St George's Square after rival soccer fans clashed
 

There were clashes between Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough supporters after the game at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Ambulance paramedics were called to treat a young man with injuries but he was not badly hurt.

Police said inquiries were continuing.

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