Police are hunting a man who grabbed a 12-year-old boy and dragged him into an alleyway in Huddersfield.

The youngster was on Ashbrow Road, Sheepridge , when he was approached by the man who pulled him in to the alleyway which leads onto Central Avenue.

The boy screamed and the man let go, and then ran off towards Central Avenue.

He is described as Asian, around 30-years-old, 5ft 6in, with brown hair and a fringe. He was wearing a dark blue coat, black trousers and a scarf covering half of his face.

Video thumbnail, Alleyway in Sheepridge - scene of attempted abduction
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The incident happened at 8.30pm on Sunday.

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Det Sgt Adrian Belle, of Kirklees District CID, said: “While we understand that this incident may cause some concern in the wider community, we would stress that this appears to be an isolated incident and the motives behind this man’s actions are unclear.

Ashbrow Road, Huddersfield

“We would urge anyone who has witnessed any part of this incident or with any other information which could help our ongoing enquiries to please call Kirklees CID via 101.

“We would urge this man to come forward to help us establish what has taken place.”

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