Three bailed after assault outside pub

Three people questioned over an assault on a takeaway delivery driver outside a Pontefract pub have been released on bail.

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Two men, aged 30 and 34, and a 31-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of assault following the attack outside the Chequerfield Hotel at around 7.30pm on Saturday, May 30.

A police spokesman said the driver, a 31-year-old man, arrived at the pub to deliver a takeaway and three people left the pub and allegedly assaulted him.

He was taken to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield with serious facial injuries.

Chief Insp Jackie Turton, of Wakefield District CID, said: “We are aware of increased tensions in the area and rumours relating to the victim in this incident.

“We have established that this was a case of mistaken intentions and that the man had not done anything wrong. I would reiterate that he is the victim in this case.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed this incident or who has information about those involved to call Wakefield District CID on 101.”