Appeal: Assault, Lees Holm Park, Brewery Lane, in Thornhill Lees

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses following an assault in Thornhill Lees on Monday night.

The incident happened on Monday 18 February at around 8:15pm at Lees Holm Park on Brewery Lane.

A 19-year-old male was assaulted by a group of suspects with a baseball bat. The victim was suffered injuries to his head and face but were not life-threatening.

The suspects all fled the scene on foot.

Last night (19 February) officers arrested a 17-year-old male on suspicion of GBH and he remains in police custody at this time.

Enquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Detective Inspector Mark Catney of Kirklees CID, said: “Last night officers arrested a male in connection with this incident but our investigation remains ongoing to establish the full circumstances. We are making extensive enquiries to locate the outstanding suspects.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident or may have seen anything in the area on Monday evening, to come forward to the police to assist with our enquiries.

“We have increased high visibility police patrols in and around the area in Dewsbury as a reassurance and Neighbourhood Policing Team is actively engaging with our local communities following this incident.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any further information is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101, quoting crime reference 13190090267 or information can be passed to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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