A SHOPKEEPER was threatened with a gun when an armed man attempted to rob a Lindley newsagents early today.
The man walked into Tower News on Acre Street, brandishing a handgun, just after 5.30am.
The door was open, as the shopkeeper had collected the morning's papers and was sorting them behind the counter.
The man pointed the gun and demanded money, but the shopkeeper pressed an alarm button and the robber fled empty-handed.
The man is described as being in his late 20s and was around 5ft 8ins tall.
He was of medium build and was wearing a red and black jacket and had his face covered.
Police cordoned off the area around Tower News during this morning as they carried out inquiries and gathered evidence.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Huddersfield police robbery team on 01484 436714.