'Kidnap' pair charged

TWO MEN have been charged following a targeted attack on another man in Batley last week.

The incident happened on Thursday evening in Carlinghow Lane where the 24-year-old was assaulted by four men. He said the suspects also tried to bundle him into the boot of a car. Witnesses told how they saw the man screaming for help before he was driven to a convenience store on Ealand Road.

He was tended to by an off-duty firefighter until emergency services arrived.

One witness, who didn’t want to be named, said “his face was covered in blood” and he “was drifting in and out of consciousness”.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that two men – Adeel Abbas, 25, of Park Croft in Batley, and Richard Bereczki, 21, also of Park Croft – have been charged with section 18 assault and false imprisonment.

Detective Inspector Mark Catney, of Kirklees CID, said: “I would like to reassure the public that we are treating this as a targeted attack.” Anyone with info should call 101.

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