A HUGE police search was launched to find a missing teenage girl following reports of her staggering down a Huddersfield road screaming out in pain.
Police cordoned off King’s Bridge at the bottom of Newsome Road in Newsome and put up a forensic tent before embarking on a mass-scale search yesterday.
Teams of officers combed the riverside, streets, bins and woodland around Newsome for clues after witnesses reported the incident on Saturday night.
The nearby footbridge, alleyways, and woodland banks around Damside were also cordoned off with blue and white police tape.
And although the girl was traced yesterday afternoon, police say it remains an active inquiry.
Witnesses had called the police after seeing the distressed girl – thought to be around 14 or 15 – staggering down Whitehead Lane at around 7pm on Saturday night.
Reports said the girl was shouting at someone in a silver car to get away from her, but the car followed her as she walked towards Newsome lights.
The girl was said to be doubled-up in pain and screaming.
A member of the public, who was in the area at the time, approached the teen to see if she was all right but she staggered away towards Newsome lights and out of sight.
At the time of the incident witnesses saw a dark car and a silver Ford parked on Queen’s Mill Road opposite Riverside Snacks.