Man seriously injured following Corn Market fight

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in a fight outside a taxi office in Pontefract town centre.

Wakefield District CID would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident which took place at about 4.20am in the Corn Market in Pontefract this morning (25 May) and involved a large group of men and women

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

He remains there for treatment to injuries which are described as serious but not believed to be 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 which took place outside a taxi office.

“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 should contact Wakefield CID on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”