POLICE today hailed the bravery of a teenage sex attack victim.
The 15-year-old girl, attacked at Rastrick, has given police more details about her ordeal.
And detectives today renewed their appeal to help trap the man.
The girl was attacked about 5pm last Friday, in a park at Bramston Street, Rastrick on the way back from Brighouse.
She was dragged into bushes and assaulted.
Police believes the suspect may have been in the Brighouse and Rastrick areas during the afternoon prior to the incident.
A man fitting the description was also seen in Bramston Street about 30 minutes before the assault.
The suspect was seen to run across the park towards Bramston Street. He was moving in the direction of Bridge End and Brighouse.
Twenty minutes later, a man fitting the suspect's description was seen by in Lillands Lane, a short distance from the scene of the incident. The man climbed over a wall onto railway lines and was last seen running along the tracks towards Brighouse railway station.
Det Insp Dick Nuttall, of Calderdale CID said: "It may be that someone has seen the suspect earlier in the day or loitering in the Bramston Street area just before the assault.
"He may also have been seen making his way to Lillands Lane or near to the railway tracks. We are very anxious to trace this man and I would urge anyone who may have seen him to contact Calderdale CID on 01422 337059 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."
The man is white, mid 20's, tall and slim with light coloured facial hair. He wore a red baseball cap, a blue shirt and dark, baggy trousers. He spoke with a local accent.
The girl has been interviewed by specially trained officers.
Det Insp Nuttall said she is very distressed by what has happened but
she has the strong support of her family and is coping well in the circumstances.
"All indications are that this was an opportunist assault. The victim was walking in an area that is normally very busy. " The victim showed great courage throughout her ordeal and during police interviews and enquiries.
"The officers dealing with her have been very impressed by her strength and character."