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Police appeal for witnesses who assisted attempted robbery victim in Huddersfield

It happened on Alder Street in Huddersfield last Saturday (16/5).

Police are appealing for witnesses who assisted the victim of an attempted robbery in Huddersfield.

Kirklees CID would like to speak to anyone who has information and in particular three witnesses who helped a man in an incident on Alder Street in Huddersfield last Saturday (16/5).

Detectives are investigating the incident which took place between 8.20pm and 8.40pm on Saturday evening.

It took place after two men grabbed at the 46-year-old victim as he was walking on Alder Street and tried to assault him in an attempt to grab his bag.

The victim fled into the garden of a nearby house and was assisted by two members of the public who had been walking by the property.

The two men challenged the suspects, as did the driver of a silver Skoda Octavia who had pulled up at the scene.  The suspects then left the area.

PC Simon Sewell of Kirklees District CID, said “We are investigating this incident and would like to speak to anyone who saw what took place.  In particular, we would like to speak to the driver of the Octavia or the passers by, all of who stopped to intervene and prevent the victim from being further assaulted.

“I would ask these persons or anyone else who can assist the enquiry to contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing crime number 13200244944.

“Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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