Appeal after man drags boy into alleyway

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Police are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy was pulled into an alleyway on Sunday evening.

The boy was on Ashbrow Road in the Sheepridge area of Huddersfield, at around 8.30pm on Sunday when he was approached by a man who pulled him into an alleyway, which leads onto Central Avenue.

The boy screamed, causing the man to let him go. The man then ran off towards Central Avenue.

The man is described as Asian, around 30-years-old, 5ft 6ins tall, with brown hair and a fringe. He was wearing a dark blue coat, black trousers and a scarf which was covering half of his face.

Detective Sergeant Adrian Belle, of Kirklees District CID, said: “While we understand that this incident may cause some concern in the wider community, we would stress that this appears to be an isolated incident and the motives behind this man’s actions are unclear.

“We would urge anyone who has witnessed any part of this incident or with any other information which could help our ongoing enquiries to please call Kirklees CID via 101.

“Similarly, we would urge this man to come forward to help us establish what has taken place.”