Appeal after man stabbed with screwdriver in Dewsbury

Appeal after man stabbed with screwdriver in Dewsbury

A MAN was stabbed twice in the face with a screwdriver following a parking dispute in Dewsbury town centre.

Stephen Brook, of Cornmill Drive in Liversedge, said his attacker screamed “I’m not a ****ing fighter, I’m a ****ing murderer” during the terrifying assault.

The incident began at 11.30am on Saturday morning after Mr Brook had parked his partner’s car in an alleyway off Foundry Street, close to Dewsbury Market. 

The 27-year-old told The Press that his partner received a number of abusive phone calls demanding that she move her vehicle, which has her number written on the rear window.

“When I got back inside the car a woman came and stood behind it so I couldn’t move,” he said. 

“Her husband then came up to the side of the vehicle and started shouting at me.

“I got out and he came right up to my face, so I pushed him back. 

“At this point he threw hot coffee on me. It then erupted into a fight which eventually got split up.” 

Mr Brook, who works as an HGV driver, said that the woman then reached for his keys and threw them into an alleyway.

He added: “I went into the alleyway to look for my keys and the male came back with a screwdriver. He lunged for my stomach but luckily it didn’t pierce my clothing. 

“He stabbed me twice in the face before my friend jumped in and pulled him off me. We (Mr Brook and his partner) got in my car and escaped the scene.” 

Mr Brook was treated in hospital for ‘superficial’ injuries and said he feels lucky to have escaped further damage. “One of the wounds is just above my right eye so I feel very lucky – if I’d have lost my eye I would have lost my job,” he added.

Mr Brook is appealing for anybody who might have witnessed the incident, or has footage of the altercation, to contact police.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police confirmed enquiries remain ongoing and urged anyone with information to call 101, quoting crime reference number 13200017981.

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