Terrified locals have voiced their fears after a teenage girl was raped in an alleyway in broad daylight near Bradford.
The 18-year-old was attacked near a pub in Wibsey, a town outside of the city on Friday afternoon, police confirmed.
Detectives have launched an investigation into the attack but have not yet made any arrests.
Gemma Wright, 20, lives in the next street to where the rape happened. She said: ‘Its terrifying to think that women aren’t safe here, even during daylight hours.
‘How did nobody hear or see anything?
‘Me and my girlfriends are scared that it could happen to us. I hope the man who did this is caught quickly.’
Pictured: Yorkshire Police at the scene on Saturday of the rape of an 18 year old in Wibsey, Bradford in broad daylight. She was attacked on Friday night, officers said
Pictured: An aerial view showing the rear entrance of the alleyway, with three police officers seen standing guard on Saturday
Pictured left: A view from above down the alleyway where an 18-year-old girl was raped on Friday. Right: An officer stands guard of the alleyway
Pictured: A police officer stands guard at the entrance to an alleyway where an 18-year-old girl was raped on Friday
The alleyway runs between two houses, from a cul-de-sac to another street and cordon is now in place with a heavy police presence at the scene.
Local residents told YorkshireLive that the sight of the police cordon had caused a lot of concern among those in the area.
A spokesman for the force said: ‘Police are investigating following a report of a rape which was received at 5.45pm yesterday.
‘A scene is in place in Wibsey while enquiries continue and an 18-year-old woman is being supported by specially trained officers.’
Gemma’s friend, who didn’t wish to be identified, said: ‘The poor lass who was raped is about the same age as us and probably thought that it couldn’t happen to her. Now we are thinking that it could happen to us.’
Police continue to stand at the cordon I near the narrow alleyway.
Another Wibsey resident, Carole Smith, 33, said: ‘Until this animal is caught we are not going to feel safe walking the streets.
‘Attacking a girl in broad daylight shows he’s not scared of getting caught.’
Pictured: A police officer stands guard next to the entrance to the alleyway in which an 18-year-old girl was raped on Friday in broad daylight. Investigations are on-going
According to a reporter working for the Yorkshire news outlet, the alleyway runs between two houses, from a cul-de-sac to another street.
‘One woman on the Hardy Street side said all the neighbours talk a lot to each other and nobody heard, saw or knows anything about what’s happened,’ the reporter said.
Police were said to be guarding the entrance of the alleyway, with pictures showing police tape blocking it at each end.
Source: Daily Mail UK