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Road in Springwood cordoned off by police after man is attacked - RECAP

Residents woke to find officers on their street

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A small street in Springwood has been cordoned off by police.

Residents woke this morning (Friday) to find part of Back Spring Street, off Old Street, was taped off with officers outside. Police vehicles are also on the street.

West Yorkshire Police say a man has been attacked and taken to hospital with head injuries. The injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Stay with us for the latest updates.

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Three people arrested

Police say three people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

A 33-year-old woman and two men, aged 29, have all been arrested todat on suspicion of assault. They are currently in police custody.

Huddersfield Police Station, Albion Street, Huddersfield

"No need for residents to be alarmed"

Police on Upper George Street

There are now reports of police activity on Upper George Street, which is the next street along from Back Spring Street.

Police have confirmed there have been no reports of any further incidents reported on this street today, so it’s likely this is connected to the assault.

We’ll let you know if we find out any more.

Upper George Street

Injured man was attacked, police say

West Yorkshire Police say they are treating this incident as an assault and have issued a statement:

“Detectives in Kirklees are investigating after a seriously injured male was found near to the town centre this morning (Friday November 10).

“Officers were called around 5.49am to a man who was found with serious injuries in Back Spring Street.

“The 38-year old man was treated by paramedics and taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment for serious injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

“Detective Inspector Lee Donnelly, of Kirklees CID said; “We are following positive lines of enquiry in relation to this assault and do not believe the incident has posed any threat to the wider community.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area around Back Spring Street who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting 13170524604. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police cordon on Back Spring Street, Springwood.

Neighbours tell of what they heard

An eyewitness has told the Examiner what he saw in the early hours of the morning.

The 46-year-old father-of-two, who has given a statement to the police, said: “There was an altercation around 12.30am.

“A man appeared to be inebriated, he was completely out of it and was shouting at the top of his voice.

“It sounded like a domestic situation because there was a verbal exchange just after 1am when a woman said to this man and another one: ‘Calm down and get yourself into the house.’”

Another neighbour told how he woke later to hear a man making a “dreadful moaning sound” outside.


Three officers at the scene

Man in hospital with a 'head injury'

Yorkshire Ambulance Service say a man has been taken to hospital with a head injury.

A spokesperson said: “We attended Spring Street following a call at 6.15am, and transported one male patient to Leeds General Infirmary.

“It came in as reports of a head injury. One road ambulance attended.”


Injured man "sounded like a wounded animal"

Man found hurt at terraced house

Neighbours have said a man has been injured.

One resident said: “I saw him crawling around. At first I thought he was drunk then I realised he was hurt and phoned the police.”

We are currently waiting for updates from West Yorkshire Police and the ambulance service.

Police cordon on Back Spring Street, Springwood.

Police activity at terraced house

Officers are focusing on a terraced house at the top of the street, reporter Robert says.


Ambulance called to street

Residents have said that an ambulance was called to Back Spring Street earlier this morning.

The ambulance arrived at around 6am.

Police cordon on Back Spring Street

Here's the area cordoned off by police

It’s a small street just off the ring road opposite the bus station.


Reporter at the scene

Robert Sutcliffe is currently at the scene:

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