Fresh police appeal after attempted serious sexual assault in Middleton field

Detectives have made a fresh appeal for witnesses after an attempted serious sexual assault on a woman in Middleton.

Saturday, 15th February 2020, 3:07 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th February 2020, 3:14 pm

A woman in her her twenties reported being grabbed by a man and dragged into a field in the early hours of the morning in Newhall Road.

She fought the man off and managed to run home.

Officers were called at 4.20am.

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Police at the scene in Middleton.

The Leeds District Safeguarding Unit said a number of enquiries are underway but they still want witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Carl Morrison of the Leeds District Safeguarding Unit, said: “We have a number of active enquiries ongoing into this serious offence and have been conducting forensic examinations at the scene.

“The victim has been supported by specially trained officers and we continue to seek witnesses who may have been in the area at the time and maybe saw or heard something suspicious or have information about what happened.

“Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District Safeguarding Unit via 101 quoting crime reference 13200081024 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat."