TWO men were badly hurt in a brutal samurai sword attack.
The men were sitting in the front room of a house in Glenfield Avenue, Deighton, at 9.05pm last night when there was a knock at the door.
A 45-year-old man who lives at the house answered the door.
He was immediately hit across the head with the sword and then again in the ribs by an African-Caribbean man wearing a ski mask.
Two other attackers, also wearing ski masks, then ran into the house.
The other man, a 37-year-old from Bradley, tried to escape.
But he was caught and savagely attacked with a hammer that had been found in the house.
He was left with a broken ankle and large cuts to his face and neck.
The first man was again hit with the sword and left unconscious on the floor while the intruders searched the house. They made off with only a mobile phone.
Det Con Steve Shaw, of Huddersfield CID, said police were eager to talk to anyone who was in the area at the time.
"We believe the attackers ran into a field at the back of the house and along the railway line," he said.
"This is a brutal attack and it is vital anybody who may have seen anything comes forward with information."
The first suspect is described as African- Caribbean, 6ft, aged 19 or 20 and slim. He spoke with a local accent.
The two other suspects are also believed to be African-Caribbean.
Anyone with information should phone Det Sgt Derek Hey on 01484 436582.