Two men 'knocked unconscious' after 'attack' in Pontefract

Two men were knocked unconscious after a fight broke out in Pontefract.

Saturday, 26th September 2020, 7:00 am
The attack happened in Pontefract town centre.
The attack happened in Pontefract town centre.

The incident happened in the town centre and led to at least one of the alleged victims being taken to hospital, a council report said.

A suspect was arrested close to the scene.

The incident took place on July 19 this year, but has only now been made public by Councillor Maureen Cummings, who is the authority's Cabinet member for communities.

In her report on the incident, Coun Cummings said CCTV operators alerted police after the fight broke out and shortly afterwards a male allegedly "knocked another male unconscious and quickly did the same to a second male".

She added: "The second attack was especially bad as the victim was not aggressive and appeared to be trying to calm things down.

"He was punched even after he was knocked to the floor and didn’t regain consciousness prior to going to hospital.

"Operators dealt with this calmly and tracked the suspect as he walked away and also showed the casualties to police as they laid unconscious."

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