13 February 2015
MAN 'GLASSED IN THE FACE' AT KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
A man was struck in the face with a glass bottle in a nasty attack in Mirfield.
The assault happened at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Newgate at around 8pm on Thursday.
The Examiner understands a meeting was planned at the Kingdom Hall and the attack happened either in the entrance of the building or immediately in front of the premises.
Members of the congregation helped the 34-year-old victim and also detained the suspect.
The man was taken by ambulance to Bradford Royal Infirmary with injuries described as non-life threatening.
Det Insp Andy Leonard, of Kirklees CID, said: “A 34-year-old man appears to have been struck in the face with a bottle which has been used as a weapon.
“It is not clear whether the incident happened inside or in the immediate vicinity to the building.
“Members of the congregation detained a suspect until police arrived.”
A 36-year-old man was arrested but has since been taken to a mental health ward.