Huge police presence in Stanningley Park after allegations of rape made by "distressed female"

A large section of Stanningley Park has been cordoned off after a "distressed female" made an allegation of rape this morning, police said.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 2:24 pm

Police received a "concern for safety report" by the woman in a park close to Intake Lane, Stanningley shortly before 8am this morning.

A cordon is now in place across a section of the park.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "At 7.48am today (Saturday), police received a concern for safety report relating to a distressed female in a park close to Intake Lane, Stanningley.

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A section of Stanningley Park has been cordoned off by police

“An allegation of rape has been made and specially trained officers are now supporting the victim and making further enquiries into this report.”

More to follow.