‘Canal towpath attack victims’ urged to come forward

Police have issued the statement through social media channels

Police officers in Calderdale have issued a statement querying rumours of a number of attacks and assaults on the Rochdale Canal towpath at Hebden Bridge.

Officers have been receiving inquiries and seen social media reports referring to incidents on the Rochdale Canal towpath at Hebden Bridge.

However, officers say they have not had any incidents reported to them but are encouraging anyone who may have been subject to such an attack to come forward.

A spokesperson for the Calder Valley Neighbourhood Policing team said: “Calderdale officers have received a number of enquiries regarding reported incidents near to the canal in the Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area.

“We are also aware of social media posts about the same issue.

“We have not had any reports of incidents as described on social media reported to us and would urge any victims who have been attacked but not reported it to come forward so we can investigate and where appropriate, take action.”

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