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Teenage Girl Assaulted In Attempted Robbery In Heckmondwike

Two men attempted to drag the teenager out of a parked car.

A teenager has been assaulted by two men armed with bread knives in an attempted robbery in Heckmondwike.

The girl was sat in a parked car with two adults on Darley Street at 7.30pm last night (Wednesday 31 January), when they were approached by two men.

The suspects opened the car doors and tried to drag the teenager out of the car.

She resisted and the car managed to drive away, with the three occupants unharmed.

The two suspects made off on foot, towards Claremont Road.

They are described as two males wearing dark coloured clothing.

DC Ian Carruthers, from Kirklees CID, said: "This was a frightening ordeal for all of the passengers in the car - thankfully they were unharmed, but were incredibly shaken up due to the incident.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area, witnessed the incident, or saw any men matching the description in the vicinity, to come forward and speak to the police to assist with our ongoing enquiries."

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Kirklees CID on 101, quoting crime reference number 13180052065. 

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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