Calderdale District Police are appealing for witnesses following an altercation between a group of young males and a man in Halifax town centre last week.

The incident occurred on Thursday 11 May between 2:35pm and 2:45pm on Princess Street near the Mcdonald’s.

A group of young males were walking towards Mcdonald’s when they approached an older man walking in the opposite direction with a small black dog.

The group had a verbal altercation with the man, before taking items out of a nearby skip, including pieces of wood and confronted the man. The man is thought to have used a walking stick to defend himself.

Two teens, both aged 15, were arrested following the incident and have since been bailed but the man had left the area before police arrived and has not yet been identified or traced.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information regarding the incident or anyone who may know the identity of the man involved to come forward.

Enquiries suggest there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident, those who have not yet spoken to police, please get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Calderdale District Police via the 101LiveChat function on the website or by calling 101 quoting reference 13230261022. Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.