An Asian taxi driver has been killed in a racially motivated gang attack, police said yesterday.
The 41-year-old man was found with serious injuries in the Golcar area of Hudders-field late on Saturday night.
West Yorkshire Police said six people were involved in the attack. The victim was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but was pronounced dead on arrival, a police spokeswoman said.
She added: "This incident is being treated as racially motivated at this stage. Police are appealing for witnesses in connection with this incident."
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on the dead man.
Four males and a female, aged between 16 and 19 years old, have been arrested in connection with the attack.
Any witnesses are urged to contact police.
Local Lib Dem Councillor Andrew Marchington said the community would be deeply shocked by the death.
He said: "We are shocked and appalled by what has happened. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the dead man involved in this incident. People throughout Golcar will be shocked by this news.
"The area has no more racial tensions than any other part of West Yorkshire." he added.
"If it had happened in any other part of Huddersfield or the Colne Valley we would have been just as shocked."
Police said they were not expecting to name the man until today.