Police appeal for phone footage of attempted Huddersfield sex attack in broad daylight

The scene of the attack in Huddersfield (Google Maps)
The scene of the attack in Huddersfield (Google Maps)
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Police are appealing for any witnesses to an attempted serious sexual assault in Huddersfield town centre.

The incident happened in daylight at around 5.41pm on Saturday, on Cross Church Street, when a woman was the victim of an attempted serious sexual assault in a doorway by the Morrisons store.

West Yorkshire Police said Christopher Price, 32, of Paul Lane, Flockton, has since been charged with attempted rape and appeared at Huddersfield Magistrates Court for an initial hearing yesterday.

Detective Inspector Paul Savage, of the Kirklees Safeguarding Unit, said: “This is an ongoing investigation and we believe a number of people witnessed it. We also believe that some people filmed the incident on mobile phones and I am appealing for those people to come forward to police with their footage.

“I would also ask that they do not share it on social media sites as by law victims of sexual assaults have life time anonymity.”

Witnesses are asked to call Kirklees Safeguarding Unit on 101 quoting log 1290 of Saturday, June 11.