Updated: Mar 15
Deighton Working Men's Club. (Photo © Google Street View)
Two men have been arrested after a teenager had his hand hacked with a machete while on his way to use a cash machine in Huddersfield.
Aged 27 and 29, the two have been arrested on suspicion of wounding in relation to the attack on Monday the 21st of February in Keldregate.
The victim, a 19-year-old, was walking along Riddings Road to use the cash machine for a £10 withdrawal, when he was ambushed by masked men near Deighton Working Men's Club.
After the incident he ran into the club and the police were called to the scene. The area was then cordoned off.
The teen suffered severe damage to his left hand that was none-life threatening, and is recovering from his injuries at Leeds General Infirmary.
Inspector Graham Dyson, of Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPC), said: "Due to the nature of Monday’s attack officers patrolling on Wednesday were given Section 60 authorisation which temporarily provided them with increased powers to conduct searches for weapons.
My neighbourhood officers will now continue with reassurance patrols across the area and along with partners we will continue to support the community and listen to their concerns."
Anyone with any information about the attack is encouraged to contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing crime number 13220007648.
Or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.