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Bradford man arrested for machete attack in Huddersfield

A 33-year-old man from Bradford has been arrested in connection with a machete attack on a man from Huddersfield on Tuesday.

Armed police have arrested a 33-year-old Bradford man in connection with a vicious attack on a Huddersfield man in his 20s which led to part of his right leg being amputated.

A man from Spinners Close, Brackenhall, was the victim of a targeted attack by a group of men wielding a machete and other bladed weapons on Tuesday, 18 January.

The suspects were described as dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “A man is in custody today after being arrested in connection with a targeted attack in Huddersfield on Tuesday night which left a man in his 20s with severe leg injuries.

“Armed officers carried out a planned deployment in Bradford on Thursday in connection with the ongoing investigation into a Section 18 wounding on Spinners Close.

“Enquiries remain ongoing today by Kirklees CID.”

Yesterday, DCI Oliver Coates of Kirklees Police said: “This has clearly been a very serious attack and I can promise residents that a full investigation is ongoing by detectives and colleagues today, with a number of active enquiries underway.

“We do believe this was a targeted assault against the victim and that there was no risk to the wider public.

“I am appealing to the public for information and anyone who can assist our enquiries in any way is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing crime number 13220030823 or online, here.

“Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

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