Knifeman in black hoodie STABS victim with 12-inch bread knife outside church as bystanders gasp: ‘Oh my God!’
- The brazen attack happened outside a Huddersfield church in broad daylight
- Emergency services who went to the scene found two men with stab injuries
- The knifeman is still on the run and has not been found by investigating police
A hooded brute who knifed a stranger outside a church in broad daylight is being hunted by police after the stabbing was captured on video.
Shocked bystanders gasped ‘Oh My God’ as the thug plunged the 12-inch blade into a man as the church bells rang out in the background.
A young couple walking past turned to stare as the blade found its mark – but then hurriedly looked away and walked off.
The victim, who appeared to be standing still, cowered as his attacker, who appears to be wearing a knapsack, lunged at him.
Police were called by Huddersfield Royal Infirmary at 6:40pm on Wednesday to find two men being treated for stab wounds.
Police said the injuries which are consistent with a stabbing and are non-life threatening.
Officers believe the brutal attack happened near the junction of Byram Street and Kirkgate at around 5:45pm.
The attacker was holding a 12-inch long knife as he stalked through the Huddersfield street
The victim appeared to raise his hands in a plea for mercy but it fell on deaf ears before the attack
Video showed the attacker stab him before the victim was taken to hospital with injuries
The suspect fled in the direction of Wood Street.
Detective Inspector Richard Hulme of Kirklees CID said: ‘This is a serious incident that happened on the streets of Huddersfield Town Centre in broad daylight.
‘We take knife crime in the district extremely seriously and we are working to identify those responsible.
‘We have seen the video footage that has been circulated on social media and we are conducting a number of lines of enquiry.
‘Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be conducting further patrols in the area to provide public reassurance.’
The video shared on social media sites Twitter and Instagram was filmed outside Huddersfield Parish Church.
It captures someone attempting to attack another man with a large knife in broad daylight in the middle of the busy street in Huddersfield town centre yesterday.
The video shared on social media sites Twitter and Instagram was filmed outside Huddersfield Parish Church
West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that two people were taken to hospital with stab wounds.
Detectives are now appealing for witnesses to come forward with information.
The footage has shocked social media users. One commented: ‘This is my once great home town.
‘How terribly disappointing ( that putting it mildly ) sadly we don’t have anywhere near the police numbers required to secure our streets.’
Another posted said: ‘How much longer do we have to put up with this on our Streets. We have had enough!’
Another outrage comment read: ‘Should get 4 years for this. If I started swinging a knife around on the street like this id expect to get 4 years. I hope the police catch him or he’ll be doing it again soon and next time he could be serving 15 years.’
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘Police are investigating after reports of a stabbing in Huddersfield City Centre yesterday evening.
‘Officers were called by Huddersfield Royal Infirmary at 6:40pm to report two males in attendance with injuries which are consistent with a stabbing and are non-life threatening.
‘Early enquiries suggest the stabbing took place near the junction of Byram Street and Kirkgate at around 5:45pm. The suspect made off in the direction of Wood Street.’
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