A man suffered serious head injuries in a nasty street attack in Salendine Nook last night.
Three boys aged just 15 have been arrested this morning in connection with the assault which happened at 10pm outside the former Spotted Cow pub in New Hey Road.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene and found a 34-year-old man with head injuries and suspected bleeding on the brain.
He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary but tests have since revealed no internal damage and he is now recovering in hospital.
Detectives investigating the attack are appealing for witnesses who saw a group of males in the area prior to the incident.
Det Insp Ian Thornes from Huddersfield CID said: “We believe there may have been a precursor incident to this altercation which happened outside the derelict Spotted Cow pub.
“Three 15-year-old youths have been arrested and remain in custody. They will be interviewed today.
“The victim, a 34-year-old man, is recovering in hospital.
“We are urging anyone who witnessed the attack to contact us. We are continuing with enquiries and seeking others who may have been involved or saw what happened.”
Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield CID on 101.
The former pub is directly opposite Salendine Nook High School and Huddersfield New College and has been prone to vandalism and arson attacks since it closed down.