A dad was stabbed after confronting a group of men and accusing them of stealing from his son.
The victim, a 41-year-old man, suffered serious injuries in the 'horrific attack' after tackling the group of men in Fartown yesterday.
West Yorkshire Police said he had approached the group who reportedly made the attempt to steal from his son on Pollard Street.
The man was later stabbed behind a bank on Bradford Road. A police cordon remained in place at the scene this morning.
The father was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by an air ambulance and remains in a stable condition today. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Three men have been arrested and are being questioned on suspicion of attempted robbery today.
Det Insp Mark Walker, of Kirklees CID, said: “This is a horrific assault which has left a man with serious injuries. The incident happened in broad daylight on a busy road.
“I would appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between 4.30pm and 5pm to please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees CID on 101. The incident is unconnected to a sexual assault on Spaines Road which happened on Saturday.