POLICE are to step up patrols after two gang attacks at the weekend.
A man was badly beaten after he was chased from Thornton Lodge through Longroyd Bridge to Springwood on Saturday night.
The 19-year-old was beaten up by a gang of Asian youths wielding baseball bats and sticks in a garden off Water Street in Springwood.
Now it has emerged that an Asian gang attacked a group of youngsters in Greenhead Park at about 4.30pm the same day.
In this case a 14-year-old boy from Birchencliffe and a 14-year-old girl from Lindley were kicked and punched after being ambushed by the gang of about 20 Asian youths.
Insp David Glover from Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We will not tolerate gangs like this. We will be increasing patrols in the area and if we spot gangs they will be stopped and searched.
“If they are found to have any weapons they will be arrested.’’
Anyone with information about those responsible for either attack should contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team direct on 01484 436698 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.