An area of Brighouse remains sealed off this morning after a woman was assaulted.
The incident happened at 6.44am when a 23-year-old woman was approached by a man as she walking along a towpath beside the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal.
It is not thought that the woman suffered serious injuries but full details of the attack are yet to be released by police.
Uniformed officers could be seen guarding the police cordon along the tow path to the side of Prego Restaurant and towards the public car park.
The scene is in full view of the busy Huddersfield Road bridge.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Enquiries are ongoing this morning following an assault in Brighouse.
“Police were called at about 6.44am to a report a woman had been attacked on the canal side by a white man.”
Calderdale CID are investigating the incident and enquires are ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact police on 101.