A LITHUANIAN has become the latest person to be attacked near a Huddersfield park.
The man was found lying on the ground near Greenhead Park with a nasty cut on his arm.
Eight Good Samaritans stopped to help the man, who was bleeding heavily and looked as if he had either been thrown or fallen into a nearby pond.
It is the latest in a string of incidents around the park.
Doctors at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary alerted the police, who have now stepped up patrols.
One of the Good Samaritans said: “This man was in quite a state.
“When he came round he was a bit shocked and he said there were two men.
“But we didn’t know if there were two men who attacked him or two men who had also been attacked.
“He was covered in a lot of water and had a very nasty cut on his arm.”
A woman with her two children, a couple and three motorists stopped to help the unknown victim at 1.30pm on Heaton Road.
The helper added: “The one good thing to come out of the situation is the fact that so many people were willing to help.
“The first person to stop was a lady with two teenagers, who had no thought of her own safety.
“I find it very commendable that in the light of what is going on around us in every city and town, that there are so many decent people out there willing to help a passerby in trouble.”
A police spokesman said the Lithuanian suffered a wrist injury.
He added: “It is thought he may have been assaulted by three males, two of whom are believed to be black. The third male could be of Asian or Middle Eastern origin.”
The attack came four days after two attacks at the park.
Two men were held up at knifepoint at 1am on July 30, while two 20-year-olds were targeted by thieves who made off with their wallets and mobile phones at 4am the next day.
Greenhead ward councillor Barbara Jones said: “I had a meeting with the Highfields Community and Residents’ Association and this issue was raised there.
“The area has a large elderly population and they are frightened.
“We work very closely with the police and Kirklees departments and we are very vigilant.
“The park will soon have railings around and we hope that will deter this sort of activity.
“It is important that people report all incidents to the police so we know exactly what is happening in our park.”
Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to call Det Insp Nigel Gittins on 01484 436684 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.