June 24, 2014
A gang told a man ‘not to scream or they’d stab him’ before subjecting him to a vicious sex attack on a secluded track.
The 27-year-old victim was walking in Manchester Road towards Huddersfield town centre when a car spun round and pulled up alongside him.
Three men got of the blacked-out Volkswagen Golf and flashed what is thought to be a knife.
One of them ordered him off the main road and down a wooded track near Fountain Grove, Milnsbridge, where the attack, described as a “serious sexual assault” took place.
The terrifying ordeal took place at 11.30pm on Friday.
After the attack, which lasted between five and 10 minutes, the three men fled back to their car.
The victim, who had been on his way to a friend’s house, ran home and rang police. He has since been interviewed by specially-trained officers.
The area was sealed off for most of Saturday with a police cordon to allow forensic examinations to take place.
Det Insp Ian Thornes, of Huddersfield CID, said the attack was not believed to have been random and appealed for information.
He said: “The victim was walking to a friend’s house when he saw a Black VW Golf with blacked out windows driven away from the town centre and spin round to stop near him.
“All three males got out of the vehicle and have threatened him. He was then subjected to a serious sexual assault.
“Enquiries are on-going and we are keen to stress this was not a random attack.
“We would urge anyone who saw a Black VW Golf parked on the side of Manchester Road at this time to get in touch.”
The suspects are described as three Asian men, all aged around 20-25 years old. The first suspect was 6ft tall with a heavy, muscular build. He was clean shaven, with short black hair and wore a white T-shirt, blue chinos and possibly Nike trainers.
The second suspect was the same height and build and had short black hair. The third suspect was 5ft 8in tall, of a similar build, and had a shaved head. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt.
Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.