Police have sealed off a small section of woodland after a body was discovered.
The cordon is in place close to Sainsbury's at Shorehead and also near to Huddersfield University 's Bridge House Estates and Facilities Building.
The scene is also close to Huddersfield Broad Canal and not far from the town centre.
It is understood the body was found at about 12:40pm.
Officers are on the scene and conducting inquiries.
The story so far
We’ll bring you further news when we get it.
What we know so far
Body discovered in small section of woodland near Sainsbury’s at 12:40pm
The body is a man
He is understood to have been dead for some time
A police investigation into the circumstances of the death has been launched
Body being removed from the scene
Police statement in full
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police are investigating following the discovery of a man’s body in Huddersfield town centre.
“Officers were called at around 12.40pm today to a wooded area at Aspley Place.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”
Body is a man
Police statement coming in confirms the body is that of a man.
It is understood the body had been at the scene for some time and was decomposing
Police officers have cordoned off the area
Reporter at the scene
We have reporter Robert Sutcliffe at the scene to bring the latest developments on this breaking story