Gang of five assault two men in unprovoked attack

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A gang of five assaulted two relatives on a night out in an unprovoked attack.

Police said a 31-year-old man and his cousin, 20, left the Thorntree Inn pub on Queen Street, Ossett, at around 12.50am on Sunday.

The men were walking home when they were attacked from behind by five men.

The 31-year-old man, who asked not to be named, said: “I was pushed to the ground and they were punching and kicking me in the head.

“The same was happening to my cousin. They came out of nowhere and it was completely unprovoked.”

The men fought off the attackers and ran towards a nearby taxi rank, where they called the police.

They suffered cuts and bruises and the 20-year-old was taken to hospital for stitches in his eyebrow.

Police said the five men are white and in their mid 20s.

Insp Mark Chamberlain, of Wakefield Central neighbourhood police team, said: “It appears to be an unprovoked attack and anyone with information should contact the police.”

Anyone who saw the incident should call police on 101 and quote the crime reference number 13150390505.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.