ASSAULTS, particularly unprovoked assaults, are frightening crimes.
And we often wonder what – if anything – is going through the minds of the attackers when they decide that they are going to hit someone, for no reason whatsoever.
These unprovoked assaults are also often difficult for us to investigate as the suspect and victim often do not know each other, descriptions are vague and incidents often take place in areas that aren’t covered by CCTV.
This week, I have two such incidents to which to make appeals for information and luckily have CCTV of the suspects.
The first incident is something we have appealed about before, but now have CCTV (ABOVE) to back up the suspect descriptions.
The attack happened on April 26, as three male University of Huddersfield students were threatened near to the Top Taste takeaway at the bottom of Newsome (at the corner of King’s Bridge Road and Colne Road, Huddersfield) as they walked home after a night out.
They were approached by two suspects who demanded property from the students and pulled a suspected fake gun on them during the crime.
The students were also threatened with a canister of suspected CS gas.
The students refused to hand anything over to the suspects, which resulted in one of them being hit with the ‘gun’ before the suspects ran off.
It is unlikely that this trio were serious, hardcore criminals, but we need to get hold of these idiots before they potentially do anyone any serious harm.
The second incident took place on Easter Monday, April 9. A 24-year old man was assaulted for no reason as he left Tokyo’s at Queen Street in Huddersfield town centre at around 2am.
He was assaulted by a very fat young man in his early 20s, who was outside the club at the time.
As ever I am urging anyone who recognises the people in the images to contact Huddersfield CID via 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.