Man charged after soldier hit by car in Batley

Man charged after soldier hit by car in Batley
Mr Adams-Mitchell was knocked down at Hick Lane junction in the early hours of New Year's Day

A Dewsbury man has been charged after a 21-year-old soldier was knocked down outside a Batley nightclub.

The incident happened at 4.41am on New Year’s Day outside the club on Bradford Road, close to the junction with Hick Lane.

Joshua Adams-Mitchell was knocked down by a blue Mercedes outside the premises.

He is continuing to recover in hospital after sustaining a fractured cheek bone, eye socket and bruising to his face and body.

Last Wednesday evening West Yorkshire Police arrested two further males, aged 21 and 23 from Dewsbury, including the driver of the Mercedes.

In the early hours of Friday Hamza Ali Hussain, aged 23, of Middle Road, Westtown, was charged with section 18 wounding.

He was due appear at Leeds Magistrates Court to face the charges.

The 21 and 27-year-old males arrested have been released pending further investigation.

Kirklees District Commander Chief Superintendent Julie Sykes said: “We have been conducting an extensive and thorough investigation into this incident since it happened on New Year’s Day and significantly we have now arrested and charged a man involved in this offence.

“Since New Year’s Day, we have also received a significant amount of intelligence, evidence and accounts from eyewitnesses and members of the public which has assisted with our ongoing investigation.

“We have examined CCTV from inside the nightclub, outside the premises and in and around the area as part of our enquiries.

“I would continue to encourage witnesses and members of the public who have any information to come forward and speak to the police.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference number 13190000498.

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