Man seriously injured after early-morning fight breaks out in Pontefract

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A man was seriously injured after a fight involving a group of men and women broke out in Pontefract town centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident took place at around 4.20am on Monday, May 25 in the Corn Market, outside a taxi office.

A 24-year-old man suffered a serious head injury after hitting his head on the pavement following an assault and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

He remains there for treatment to his injuries, which are described as serious but not life-threatening.

Police arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm in connection with the assault on the 24-year-old.

A 27-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of affray in connection with the wider fight.

Both remain in custody for questioning.

Detective inspector Viv Segerius-Allick, of Wakefield CID, said: “Enquiries are ongoing into what has been a serious incident in Pontefract in the early hours of this morning and we are appealing for witnesses to the disturbance. The injured man continues to be treated for a serious head injury at Leeds General Infirmary, and two arrested men remain in custody.”

Anyone who witnessed the fight can contact Wakefield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.