Woman raped behind Leeds Corn Exchange – 19-year-old arrested

The attack happened behind the Corn Exchange

The attack happened behind the Corn Exchange

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A teenager has been arrested after a woman was raped in Leeds city centre in the early hours of today.

The 20-year-old victim contacted police after an incident on Assembly Street, behind Leeds Corn Exchange.

Detective Inspector Mark Strother, of Leeds District CID, said: “At 2.19am today police received a report of a serious sexual assault on a 20-year-old woman in a paved area near to Assembly Street in Leeds city centre.

“A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody. The scene is undergoing forensic examination and enquiries are ongoing.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Leeds District CID at Elland Road police station via 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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