THREE men were arrested after a woman died outside a Huddersfield nightclub early today.
The 23-year-old victim is believed to have been dragged by a car after being caught on the bumper .
Onlookers said the incident happened moments after a fight between two groups of men.
The area outside the Ethos and Visage nightclubs in St Thomas's Road was sealed off as investigations continued.
Detectives said the woman - who has yet to be named - died around 2.20am.
The leisure site also houses the Grosvenor Casino, Mecca Bingo and Jumpin Jaks pub.
The woman was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where a post-mortem examination was taking place.
Four police vans were parked in St Thomas's Road today and police officers were taking measurements.
The road was cordoned off at either end as police continued their inquiries.
Staff at Brook Crompton, in St Thomas's Road, were allowed to pass the police cordon but only via the Manchester Road end.
Police refused to give any further details after arresting the three men, all believed to be from Huddersfield.
The Chapel Hill and Folly Hall areas are regularly packed with clubgoers late at night as they make their way to the Ethos and Visage complex.
Ms Sharon Simpson, of Crosland Moor, who was passing by the site today, said: "In the evening, Folly Hall is full of people who are a bit drunk.
"But you cannot expect anything else really if you have a night club at the top and a night club at the bottom."
A spokesman for Luminar Leisure, which represents Ethos, Visage and Jumpin Jaks, said they were co-operating fully with the police.
"We extend our sympathy to the family of this young woman.
"This is a most tragic incident and we are doing all we can to assist the police with their enquiries at this time," said the spokesman.
Police are asking witnesses to contact them on 01484 436582 or 01484 436659.