Leeds & West Yorkshire

Two charged over Huddersfield woman-in-woods attack

Police vans near Woodsome Hall Golf Club, Huddersfield
Image caption Police searched for evidence near Woodsome Hall Golf Club, Huddersfield after the woman was found

Detectives investigating how a woman was left abandoned and in a distressed state in woodland have charged a man and a teenage boy.

The 25-year-old and the 17-year-old have been charged in connection with attempted murder and kidnap.

They were arrested after the 27-year-old woman was found near Woodsome Hall Golf Club, Huddersfield, on Saturday night.

They will appear before Huddersfield magistrates' court on Tuesday.

The man has also been charged with possession of a weapon for discharge of electrical incapacitant.

Another man, aged 49, and a 46-year-old woman have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police have appealed to anyone who saw a Vauxhall Astra in the area to come forward.

West Yorkshire Police have said they believed the woman might have been taken from an address in Penistone Road, Huddersfield, after 2300 BST on Saturday.

The woman received minor injuries and has received medical treatment.

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