Bradford City Centre Attack Leaves Man 'Fighting For His Life'

Godwin Street, Bradford. Picture thanks to Google Street View

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on Sunday morning.

West Yorkshire Police say a man is 'fighting for his life in hospital' after a vicious assault in the centre of Bradford.

It happened near to Bentley’s bar on Godwin Street between 1.30am and 2.15am on Sunday 29th January.

It is understood that the victim, a 35-year-old man, intervened in a dispute in the street between two groups before being assaulted himself. He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he is being treated for a serious head injury.

Detective Inspector Matt Walker, of Bradford District CID, said: “Given the time that this assault has happened, there will have been a number of people in the area, either making their way between bars or heading home.

“It may be that you witnessed some people fighting but at the time thought nothing more of it and didn’t believe it was worth reporting.

“We have a man fighting for his life in hospital and need anyone who has any information, no matter how insignificant it seems, to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Bradford District CID via 101, quoting reference 13180045439 or to pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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