ROADS in Dewsbury town centre were sealed off this morning after a man suffered serious injuries in a violent street assault.
Police were called to Wellington Street at around 10am following reports of an attack by a group of men with weapons.
An eyewitness said that a gang pulled a man from a car and attacked him with baseball bats, smashing him around his legs. The suspects apparently fled the scene in a grey car.
The victim was taken to Pinderfields Hospital.
Enquiries are ongoing, and any witnesses are asked to call police on 101, quoting log 431 of Wednesday March 22.
This latest serious assault comes just days after three men were arrested following a disturbance in Dewsbury Moor that saw a number of weapons brandished.
Police were called to reports of a large group of people gathering on Pilgrim Crescent on Sunday night at around 10pm.
Officers attended and found a group of males brandishing weapons, although they soon dispersed.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police confirmed two 30-year-old men and a 33-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the incident.
Detective Inspector Mark Walker, of Kirklees CID, said: "Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the disorder which took place on Pilgrim Crescent in Dewsbury last night.
"We are working closely with the community and our partners and there will be increased neighbourhood policing patrols in the area to reassure local residents.
"I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the disorder last night or has any further information to come forward and contact the police to assist with our investigation."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13170126299 or alternatively information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.