Help catch Leeds city centre sex attacker

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POLICE are appealing for the public’s help to catch the man who carried out a serious sexual assault on a 24-year-old woman in Leeds city centre.


Detectives have issued a still from CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to about the incident. It happened on Mark Lane after the victim was followed by her attacker.

The attack took place in the early hours of Friday August 14 - between 5.05am and 5.15am.

West Yorkshire Police have now issued an appeal for anyone with information about the incident and released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with it.

The assault happened after the victim was followed by a suspect who tried to engage her in conversation and then seriously sexually assaulted her.

The victim resisted and managed to flee the scene.

The suspect was described as a tall Afro-Caribbean male, with a shaved head, aged 30-40, wearing a long black overcoat and black trousers. He may also have been carrying a man’s shoulder bag.

Det Insp Ian Scott of Leeds District CID, said: “Police enquiries remain ongoing into what has clearly been a very serious incident and clearly we need identify the man responsible and get him off the streets as quickly as possible. We would like to speak with the man pictured and I would ask anyone who has information to contact DC 6736 Gilsenan at Leeds District CID on 101.”