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Giants star Danny Brough handed two-match ban

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Huddersfield's battle to stay in Super League has been dealt a blow after captain Danny Brough was handed a two-match ban by the Rugby Football League.

The 33-year-old, also fined £300, was found guilty of elbowing Logan Tomkins during the Giants' Qualifiers Super 8s defeat to Salford at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.

Brough will now miss Huddersfield's games against Kingstone Press Championship sides Featherstone and Batley as a result.

Leigh centre Greg Worthington has also received a two-match suspension for fighting with London half-back Jamie Soward, who avoided a ban, during the Super 8s match at the Leigh Sports Village on Saturday.


Man in hospital after being stabbed in Honley

A 20-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed in Honley near Huddersfield.

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The victim suffered a serious wound to his stomach in the incident which happened at around 10.30pm last night on Berry Croft in the Village. He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Officers want to speak to a white male aged 17 or 18 in connection with the assault.

I would appeal to anyone who was in and around the area on Friday evening who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have any information to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing."

– Detective Constable Paul Morrison of Kirklees CID


Man attacked with meat cleaver in attempted robbery

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured with a meat cleaver during an attempted robbery in Huddersfield.

The incident happened on Monday at 9:45pm on Victoria Road, Lockwood.

Police say a 54-year-old man was walking along the street and between three teenagers. One of the group turned around and got out a small meat cleaver and demanded the victim's mobile phone. 

The victim ran but was chased by the suspect and suffered cuts to his arms from the meat cleaver. 

He managed to shake off the attacker and no property was stolen. 

The suspect is described as a white male, 6ft tall, around 12-15 years old, skinny build, chin length brown hair, round face and quite well spoken. The other two boys stood with him were not involved and of a similar age. 

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