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Woman stabbed in Almondbury as man arrested and street cordoned off

A woman has suffered stab wounds in an assault in Almondbury which has led to a number of streets being cordoned off.

Officers were called to Highlands Avenue at around 3.50am on Saturday morning after receiving reports that a woman had been injured in the street. West Yorkshire Police say she was found with stab wounds after being assaulted and was taken to hospital.

Her injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

A 26-year-old man was arrested after being found a short distance away on Town End. He was found to have also suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

Read more: Live as Northgate in Almondbury taped off by police after ‘serious’ incident

A spokesperson for the force said enquiries are ongoing and a police cordon stretches on Northgate from the junction of Fenay Road to Southfield Road. The cordon also covers Highland Avenue.

Residents living nearby told YorkshireLive that they were woken in the early hours of Saturday morning to shouts of “Get down, get down.” One woman said: “I then heard what sounded like someone booting a police car or van, and the police shouting ”OI STOP IT.’

“Shortly afterwards I saw two police cars driving up Farfield past the Surestart centre carpark. Then about an hour later walked up to the cash machine at the post office to see it all taped off. The police said they can’t give any information but it is serious.”

Northgate in Huddersfield has been cordoned off
Northgate in Huddersfield has been cordoned off

Detective Inspector Dale Sawdon, of Kirklees CID, said: “This is being treated as an isolated incident and our enquiries are going today to establish the circumstances regarding the incident.”

Anyone with any information has been asked to contact Kirklees CID quoting the reference number 13230502017. Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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