Police are making a plea to individuals who might have witnessed an incident of serious assault in the heart of Dewsbury.

The Kirklees Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is seeking the cooperation of anyone who observed or possesses relevant information concerning the assault that occurred within the Dewsbury open market square, situated off Whitehall Way. The incident took place at approximately 4:46 pm on Tuesday, August 8.

Authorities have been actively pursuing leads related to this occurrence, where a male victim was subjected to a severe assault perpetrated by a group of around four to five males. Prior to the assault, one of the assailants also took belongings from the victim.

In the aftermath of the incident, the victim was transported to a medical facility to receive treatment for injuries sustained to his head and hands, fortunately not life-threatening.

Individuals who have direct knowledge of the assault or possess visual evidence are urged to get in touch with Kirklees CID. This can be done by dialling 101 or by utilising the online platform at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat. When making contact, please refer to crime number 13230441306.

For those who wish to maintain anonymity while providing information, the independent Crimestoppers charity can be reached at 0800 555 111. Your assistance could prove invaluable in this ongoing investigation.