POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Otley that left an 18 year old man seriously injured.

Officers were called to Kirkgate at about 9.30pm on Saturday, July 11 when the victim was found in the street.

He was taken to hospital for emergency treatment and remains in a serious condition.

Two 40 year old men have been arrested on suspicion of assault while an 18 year old man, who was arrested on suspicion of affray in relation to the incident, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the assault or who has information that could help the investigation.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team by calling 101 and quoting Operation Pointmouth / crime number 13200347783, or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.

Details can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.