Police issue efit over Pudsey attack

The efit image of the wanted man.

The efit image of the wanted man.

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Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a woman in Pudsey have released an e-fit image of the suspect.

Officers are also appealing for a specific potential witnesses to come forward.

The 25-year-old victim was walking in Hough Top, near to the junction with Harley Gardens, at about 4am on Saturday, March 14, when she was pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted by a man. She managed to fight him off and get away.

He was described as Asian, aged in his late twenties, about 5ft 9ins tall, with wavy hair. He was wearing a white polo shirt.

Acting Detective Inspector Deborah Mackenzie, of Leeds District Safeguarding Unit, said: “Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and we would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man shown in the e-fit.

“We are also keen to trace a witness who may have seen the suspect in the moments leading up to the attack. He was the front seat passenger in a car that drove past the victim before the incident and he spoke briefly to her as it passed. He was described as white, with dark curly hair and a big nose. The car was described as a red, five-door vehicle which was long, possibly an estate.

“We are appealing for that man to come forward or for anyone who knows who he might be to let us know.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Howorth at Elland Road via 101 or call independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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