A WOMAN fell victim to a sex attacker in Huddersfield.
The 54-year-old claims she was attacked on a canal towpath a few hundred yards from the town centre, in broad daylight.
Last night, she was still being questioned by specially-trained police officers, determined to gather every detail about the alleged assault.
The attack happened on a stretch of the towpath running alongside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, adjoining the 1535 apartments complex.
The path ends in a flight of steps leading up to Queen Street South, while the canal itself disappears into a tunnel running below the road and below Bates’ Mill, re-emerging in Chapel Hill.
It is a path that is regularly used by staff and students at the University of Huddersfield, which has teaching blocks further along the towpath.
Yesterday morning, parts of the path were sealed off and police and forensics officers had been working at the scene.
The attack is thought to have happened about 1pm on Monday.
The victim, who is from Huddersfield, went to the Huddersfield Police headquarters in Castlegate to report the allegations.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The allegations were reported to police shortly after 2pm yesterday.
“A 54-year-old woman reported that she had been sexually assaulted on the banks of the canal close to Queen Street South.
“She is unharmed but is now being interviewed by specially-trained officers to see what she can remember”.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on 0845 6060606.