Young woman is raped by three men during an early morning walk in West Yorkshire Nature Reserve
- Woman had gone for a walk early in the morning when she was attacked by the men
- They attacked the 20-year-old woman before they raped her and fled the scene
- She first told the police that she was under attack but she boldly exposed the rape
Danyal Hussain for Mailonline
A police search was launched after a 20-year-old woman was attacked and raped by three men during an early morning walk.
The shocking attack took place on October 19 between 6:30 and 7:49 am near the city of Elland in West Yorkshire.
The woman was hospitalized and the West Yorkshire police are now asking for help in identifying the three responsible men.
The woman, 20, was walking near the Cromwell Bottom Conservancy (pictured) when she was attacked and then raped
Originally the crime was reported as a raid, but recently the victim had the courage to tell the officers all the details of the attack.
According to Huddersfield Examiner, detectives say that the 20-year-old was attacked while walking along a channel path on the canal.
The men reportedly approached the victim as she walked on the towpath between the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve and the Colliers Arms pub.
The men reportedly approached the victim as she walked near the Colliers Arms Pub (photo).
The men attacked the woman before they raped her and escaped the scene.
She had injuries she needed to treat at the hospital.
Detective Chief Inspector Sue Jenkinson from the Murder and Major Inquiry Team said: "We are investigating what is obviously a very serious offense that has become known as the victim has gained in confidence and is now fully open about what is happening is.
"It continues to be supported by officers, and we are conducting a series of investigations.
"I would like to speak with anyone who can support the investigation or information about three men we believe may have seen, seen, or seen at the time of the attack on the towpath."
Anyone with information is requested to contact the Murder and Home Demand Team 101, stating the offense number 13180545115.
Information may also be disclosed anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.