A TEENAGE girl was the victim of a terrifying sex attack.
Police cordoned off a large area of Huddersfield town centre after the attack which happened late on Tuesday night.
The attack is thought to have happened at the junction of Westgate and Chancery Lane and the scene remained sealed off for most of yesterday and pedestrians were diverted around the police cordon.
Police confirmed late yesterday that they were investigating the sex assault allegations, made by the teenager.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police are currently investigating an allegation of sexual assault in Westgate, Huddersfield that was reported at 11.15pm on Tuesday night.
"The victim, a 17-year old girl, is currently being looked after by specially-trained officers.
"Inquiries are ongoing."
It is understood the girl was being painstakingly interviewed by officers attached to the West Yorkshire force’s sex crimes unit, trying to piece together every detail of the attack.
Officers were seen sealing off a side street – Chancery Lane – at around 8am yesterday.
The narrow lane runs from Westgate through to Cloth Hall Street, with an alleyway heading into Market Place alongside the NatWest bank.
Uniformed officers kept up security on the cordon throughout the day in bitterly-cold temperatures.
Insp Chris Sheard, of the Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said the inquiry was being handled by detectives from Kirklees CID.
"The current situation is that a serious allegation has been made and it is being investigated.
"Officers have been interviewing the victim who made the complaint but a number of other inquiries are ongoing.
"No-one has been badly injured but it is being treated as a very serious incident and the cordon has been kept in place for several hours".