Police say a teenage boy who was stabbed in the chest and right arm is “lucky to be alive”.
He was badly injured in an incident in Huddersfield last night.
The 17-year-old Kirklees College student from Row Street, Crosland Moor, was caught up in an outbreak of disorder on Sunday evening.
Police were called by the ambulance service to a report of a man with stab wounds at a house in Row Street.
Officers attended and found the youth had suffered wounds to his chest and arm.
He was taken to Leeds General Hospital, where he remains in a “stable” condition. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The boy’s distraught mother who didn’t want to be named said: “The whole family is in complete shock.”
The mother-of-three added: “I have had a sleepless night. We have lived here 21 years and never had any trouble.”
Det Con Paul Morrison, of Kirklees CID, said: “It is possible this is linked to a call police received almost immediately before about a group of men with knives in the Mill Street area.
“I would ask anyone who has any information about these men or who saw anything suspicious to contact Kirklees District CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13160186290.”
Mr Morrison said it was unclear what had sparked the disorder between the group of men who he numbered between six and 12.
He added: “It is more luck than anything else that it is not a more serious incident.”
Calls can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.