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A man is fighting for his life after he was attacked outside McDonald's in the town centre.

Police erected a white tent at the scene on John William Street and Kirkgate and put a large cordon around the area after a man in his 30s was seriously injured in an attack at about 12:40am on Sunday.

The victim was rushed to hospital and is currently in a critical condition.

Two teenagers - aged 15 and 16 - have been arrested on suspicion of assault and are being quizzed by officers.

The incident is the latest in a long line of disturbances in that area.

What we know so far

Man in 30s attacked outside McDonald’s on John William Street and Kirkgate at about 12:40am

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene

Victim taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward

They have arrested a 15-year-old and 16-year-old on suspicion of assault

Officers are currently quizzing the two teenagers

Anyone with information contact Kirklees CID on 101 quoting log 75 of 1 October

Increase in town centre violence

Image shows emergency crews at the scene

This image has been sent to us of emergency crews at the scene as they treat the injured man

Police at scene of attack outside McDonald's in Huddersfield town centre
Police at scene of attack outside McDonald's in Huddersfield town centre

Latest in a string of attacks

There has been several violent incidents and attacks in the area near McDonald’s late at night.

Here are some of them:

Furious reaction

Lots of readers on our Facebook page have commented angrily that the attack was allegedly carried out by two teenagers

Details of the what we know so far

Injured man fighting for his life

Police statement in full

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a serious head injury in Huddersfield town centre.

“At around 12.41am today (Sunday), officers were called to Kirkgate where the man in his thirties was found injured.

“He was taken to hospital for further treatment and his condition is currently described as critical.

“Two males aged 15 and 16 have been arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in custody at this time.

“The incident is believed to have occurred outside McDonalds.

“Anyone who witnessed it or who may have information which may assist is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101, quoting log 75 of 1 October.

“Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

Two teenagers arrested over the incident

Police have now told us two teenagers have been arrested after a man was left fighting for his life in the attack

More video from this morning's scene

Social media reaction

Lots of people saying something needs to be done about the town centre violence

Anne Anderson said on Facebook: “There’s always some sort of incident outside McDonald’s you would think that McDonald’s would employ a security officer or officers to be there 24 hours a day to stop this sort of thing happening.”

McDonald's reopens

No word from police

We are still awaiting the police statement on the incident

McDonald's getting back to normal

White tent removed

McDonald's statement

“We can confirm that an incident took place last night outside our Kirkgate restaurant. We are cooperating fully with the police in their enquiries and as such cannot comment further.”

Number of incidents near McDonald's

This attack is yet another to add to a grim toll of violent crime there this year.

It includes mass fights on consecutive nights in July which led exasperated police and council officials to look at what can be done to stop it from keep happening.At 4.20am on Saturday, July 1 20 people were involved in a fracas inside McDonald’s which resulted in a 20-year-old man being arrested on suspicion of causing violent disorder.

By sheer coincidence at exactly the same time on Sunday, July 2, 30 people involved in a melee outside McDonald’s at 4.20am which resulted in two men being arrested on suspicion of causing an affray.

And at the end of last week a teen thug admitted in court to a brutal attack outside McDonald’s at 4.30am on Sunday, May 7.District Judge Michael Fanning told 19-year-old Troy Augustine that he was sparing him from prison “by a squeak”, adding that members of the public were “sick to death” of the escalating levels of violence.

Images from the scene

Video of police at the scene

More video from the scene

Forensics have arrived

Video from the scene

Call for more police

Local councillor reacts

Reporter at the scene

Reporter Robert Sutcliffe is at the scene trying to find out exactly what happened.