A MAN is in hospital after a vicious attack in Batley.
Police in Dewsbury are appealing for information after an assault at Sizzlers takeaway at Bradford Road between 1am and 1.40am on Saturday.
The victim, a local man in his 40s wearing a distinctive green lumberjack jacket, was attacked as he entered the shop.
He was approached by a white man in his twenties who punched him.
Staff at the shop intervened, but the attack continued and the victim left the shop via a side door and entered Bar Street.
The suspect continued the assault outside the shop and then left with a woman who has been described as a mixed-race Jamaican woman, thought to be his girlfriend. The man suffered serious fractures to his shoulder and is receiving hospital treatment.
Anyone who witnessed the assault, or who was in the area at the time and may have noticed the couple is asked to contact Det Con Jim Rudge at Dewsbury CID on 01924 431085 or by phoning 0845 6060606.