UPDATED: Arrest made as detectives appeal for help as they investigate 'serious sexual assault' on victim under 16

Officers investigating a serious sexual assault on a girl in West Yorkshire have arrested a male and he is currently in police custody.

Enquiries into the offence remain ongoing after police were contacted at 1.13am this morning (Saturday) about an incident that had occurred in Pit Hill Park, in Holme Wood, Bradford between 5.50pm and 7pm last night (Friday February 4).

The victim, who is aged under 16, reported being approached by a man from behind, before subjecting her to a serious sexual assault.

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West Yorkshire Police said a scene is currently in place to undergo forensic examination and specialist searches.

West Yorkshire Police said a scene is currently in place to undergo forensic examination and specialist searches following a sex assault in Holme Wood.

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“We have specialist officers supporting the victim and we will work closely with colleagues on the local neighbourhood team who are increasing their patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.”

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have information that can assist with the investigation to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101, quoting incident 122 of 5 February.

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