THIS is the horrific moment a knifeman stabs a victim with a 12-inch blade outside a church as shocked bystanders look on.
Footage shows the victim backing away while his hooded attacker dressed in all black lunges at him with the large blade in the middle of a busy street.
Terrified onlookers in the background were seen walking away quickly after the attackin Huddersfield town centre.
Police were called by Huddersfield Royal Infirmary at 6:40pm on Wednesday to find two men being treated for stab wounds.
And the cops confirmed that the injuries were consistent with a stabbing and are non-life threatening.
The brutal attack is believed to have happened near the junction of Byram Street and Kirkgate at around 5:45pm outside Huddersfield Parish Church.
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The suspect is still on the run and has not been found by investigating police.
The knifeman is said to have fled in the direction of Wood Street.
Detective Inspector Richard Hulme of Kirklees CID said: "This is a serious incident that happened on the streets of Huddersfield Town Centre in broad daylight.
"We take knife crime in the district extremely seriously and we are working to identify those responsible.
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"We have seen the video footage that has been circulated on social media and we are conducting a number of lines of enquiry.
"Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be conducting further patrols in the area to provide public reassurance."
Detectives are now appealing for witnesses to come forward with information.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police are investigating after reports of a stabbing in Huddersfield City Centre yesterday evening.
"Officers were called by Huddersfield Royal Infirmary at 6:40pm to report two males in attendance with injuries which are consistent with a stabbing and are non-life threatening.
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"Early enquiries suggest the stabbing took place near the junction of Byram Street and Kirkgate at around 5:45pm.
"The suspect made off in the direction of Wood Street."
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