Two men quizzed after attack on teenager

Stab wound on the neck of Matthew Rzepkowski. (d08061120)
Stab wound on the neck of Matthew Rzepkowski. (d08061120)
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Two Sheffield men have been quizzed by police over an attack in which a teenager was slashed across his throat.

The men, both aged 22, were arrested after an attack in Thornhill, Dewsbury, where the victim - 17-year-old Matthew Rzepkowski - was at a party at a friend’s house.

He claims an argument broke out at the gathering and some people were asked to leave, but a 13-strong gang returned later in the night and forced their way into the property.

Matthew said: “I was outside and at first I thought it was a police raid because they all rushed in.”

He said as the group stormed into the house he felt something hit his head but did not immediately realise he had been attacked.

And he did not realise he’d been stabbed until he went inside.

“We all got together in the house and everyone started screaming, and everyone said, ‘Matty, your neck’,” he added.

He said he looked in a mirror and realised he had been slashed.

“I just stayed calm. Everyone else was panicking, but I didn’t want to panic. I stayed calm and waited for an ambulance,” he added.

Matthew said that one of his friends was knocked unconscious when the party was gatecrashed, while another was beaten with garden furniture.

When an ambulance arrived, Matthew was taken to Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, where he had to have 17 stitches.

The supermarket worker said: “My parents were a bit shocked when they came to hospital, but everyone is alright with it.

“When I go back to work, that will be a bit annoying because I’ll have to explain what happened over and over again.”

A police spokeswoman said the two men from Sheffield have been released on bail pending further inquiries.