Man fights for life after road rage incident in Birstall

A MAN was left fighting for his life in a road rage attack in Birstall – less than 72 hours after the alleged murder of MP Jo Cox.

The victim, 25, suffered serious injuries as he tried clinging to a moving car at Birstall Shopping Park.

It happened at around 6.15pm last Saturday in the car park outside Marks and Spencer's Simply Food outlet.

He remains in a critical but stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary while police arrested four men.

It is thought the incident began when there was a collision between two vehicles.

This resulted in the occupant of one of the cars, the victim, chasing the other vehicle and then clinging onto it.

Believed to be from the Birstall area, he grabbed the front passenger window of a Seat Leon as it sped off.

The Leon was driven towards a parked Nissan Navara, which caused the victim to collide with that vehicle and fall to the ground.

Three 17-year-old males and a 51-year-old man, all from Bradford, were arrested.

All four were detained on suspicion of wounding with intent. They were released on bail pending further enquiries.

Det Sgt Damian Roebuck, of Kirklees CID, said: "We have already spoken to a number of witnesses at the scene.

"But we would urge anyone else with information about this incident who we have not spoken to already to please come forward.

"This offence has taken place in a busy car park and it was necessary to close the car park for a short period of time while we dealt with this incident. "We would like to thank the many shoppers and shop workers affected for the patience they showed during this time."

Anyone with information can call Kirklees CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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