Man attacked with baseball bat during Rothwell street fight

A man was struck on the head with a baseball bat after he and his friends were approached by a large group of youths in Rothwell.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 12:28 pm
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 12:28 pm

West Yorkshire Police were called to Wood Lane just after 8pm on Saturday, January 4, to reports of a fight in the street.

The 32-year-old victim had been with friends when the group of youths went over to them.

An argument started, which led to a fight.

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Wood Lane, Rothwell (Photo: Google).

A police spokesman said: "The victim was struck to the head with a baseball bat.

"He was taken to hospital for treatment to a cut to his head, which was found not to be serious or life threatening."

A police cordon was put in place across the road while officers investigated.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting crime reference 13200005893 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.