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Man injured in violent racist attack on street; police in search for three men after vicious assault.

Byline: BEN ABBISS ben.abbiss@trinitymirror.com @BenAbbiss

A MAN was taken to hospital with a head injury after a racist attack by three men in Lowerhouses.

The victim, 37, was approached by the three suspects in Oakenbank Crescent on Tuesday afternoon.

They directed racist remarks towards the man before knocking him to the ground in a violent attack that left him needing hospital treatment for a head injury.

West Yorkshire Police attended and set up a cordon around the scene of the assault which remained in place for much of Tuesday evening.

A police spokesperson said: "Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in the Lowerhouses area of Huddersfield.

"The incident happened on Tuesday when officers were called at 4.40pm to Oakenbank Crescent to reports of an assault.

"The male victim was approached by three males; there was a verbal altercation, where perceived racist remarks were made.

"The three males then assaulted the 37-year-old male victim and knocked him to the floor.

"The male victim suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged from hospital.

The spokesperson added: "This is being investigated by police as a racially aggravated assault."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us quoting reference 13190375271.

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Police vehicles (top of picture) at the scene of the attack in Lowerhouses

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 25, 2019
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