Detectives are continuing to investigate an attempted abduction of a woman in New Mill last month.

The woman’s ordeal unfolded on Fulstone Hall Lane when she was approached and grabbed by a man in a car.

She struck the man in the face as he tried to bundle her into his vehicle.

Police have been investigating the incident which happened at 4.45pm on Monday November 11.

But they have stressed incidents of this kind are ‘extremely rare’ and enquiries are ongoing.

Det Insp Andy Parr, of Huddersfield CID, said: “We had a number of calls regarding the Audi but unfortunately nothing has come from this information to further our enquiries.

“We are keeping an open mind. No arrests have been made.

“Incidents of this kind are extremely rare, however we would urge anyone walking on rural roads in the hours of darkness to be vigilant.”

The 28-year-old woman was walking along Fulstone Hall Lane, near to Far Well Lane, when she was offered a lift by an Audi driver but she refused and he drove off.

Fulstone Hall Lane, New Mill looking from near Fulstone Village towards New Mill
Fulstone Hall Lane, New Mill looking from Fulstone Village towards New Mill.
 

But when she got to a farmer’s gate she saw the same Audi vehicle parked up ahead, alongside wooded areas on both sides of the road.

As she walked past the car the man opened the door and again asked the victim if she wanted a lift, stating that she shouldn’t be walking alone.

As she declined the lift, the man grabbed her right hand and during a struggle she was punched to the face.

She managed to strike the attacker and escape by climbing over the farmer’s gate and running into the nearby woods.

She then hid in the woods until she was sure the suspect had left the area.

Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield police on 101 quoting reference number: 13140436820.

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