Detectives from West Yorkshire Police are making an appeal to potential witnesses following a significant injury sustained by a teenager during an assault in Pontefract.

The Wakefield District CID is keen to have conversations with individuals who might have observed the incident or possess information concerning a severe attack that occurred at the McDonald’s restaurant on Park Road in Pontefract this morning (Saturday, August 12).

The authorities were contacted and arrived at the scene around 5:08 am due to a report of a male having undergone an assault, resulting in serious injuries. This incident unfolded following a disturbance involving the parties present within the confines of the restaurant.

The victim, a 17-year-old male, was promptly transported to the hospital via ambulance. He currently remains in a serious yet stable condition.

The suspects in question made their escape in the direction of Pontefract Race Course.

Individuals who hold information or possess any relevant footage that could potentially aid in the ongoing investigations are urged to get in touch with Wakefield CID.

This can be accomplished by reaching out via the non-emergency number 101 or by utilising the online platform at When making contact, kindly reference the crime number 13230448296.

Furthermore, it is also possible to share information anonymously with the independent Crimestoppers charity by dialling 0800 555 111.