Police appeal following stabbing in Dewsbury

It happened on Wednesday evening.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Dewsbury on Wednesday (19/2).

The incident happened on Syke Street between 7.40pm and 7.50pm when two males were walking along the road.

West Yorkshire Police said in a statement: "A verbal altercation then took place between them and two females. One of the females then hit one of the males and three other males then attacked the victim."

"He was hit in the head and stabbed in the arm and stomach but didn’t suffer any serious injuries and managed to leave the scene.

"The other male was the victim of an attempted robbery during the incident – he was assaulted and threatened with a knife. He was not seriously injured during the incident and nothing was stolen.

"Three males officers want to speak to in connection with the incident are described as white, aged 18-25, of average build and all wearing dark coloured clothing with the hoods up.

"The male with the knife is described as 5’10” tall. The other two were slightly shorter. They all made off in the direction of Earlsheaton."

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