A TEENAGE boy was stabbed by a gang after a night out.
The 18-year-old had sought refuge inside a town centre taxi office and was in the toilet cubicle when he was stabbed after four or five men went in to attack him.
The youngster was taken to hospital but was not seriously injured during the incident.
The knifing happened at GT Taxis on the corner of Lord Street and St Peter’s Street at around 4.30am yesterday.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “We were called to reports that an 18-year-old male had been waiting for a taxi and he was assaulted by a group of men.
“He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where he is in a stable condition having receive non-life threatening injuries to his stomach.”
Police sealed the taxi office off as part of their investigations but re-opened it yesterday lunchtime.
GT Taxis owner Harwinder Singh Passi said his nephew was working in the office at the time.
“One person came into my office and he went into the toilet,’’ he said. “A group of youths came in and stabbed him.
“He was a young lad and there were about four or five others who came in after him.
“My nephew is OK, a bit shocked by what he saw.
“Nothing like this has ever happened before. There’s never been any problems here. I think he was looking for somewhere safe to hide.”
Police forensic officers were at the scene yesterday while a Police Community Support Officer stood at a police cordon during the morning.
Police tape kept people away, while remains of tape could be seen at the entrance to St Peter’s Gardens, although that area remained open.
Investigations are continuing and anyone with information is asked to call police on 0845 6060606.