Man arrested after serious sex attack under bridge in Leeds and road still closed

Police were called out at 4am on Monday morning after a report of an attempted serious sexual assault under a bridge.

Monday, 25th May 2020, 12:24 pm
Updated Monday, 25th May 2020, 12:26 pm
The attack happened in Old Run Road in Leeds

Police were called out at about 3.55am on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25, after the incident under a bridge on Old Run Road, near the Engine pub.

The force described the area as Belle Isle.

A man approached a woman and assaulted her before making off from the scene, police said.

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The incident happened between 12.45am and 1.13am.

A 25-year-old man has now been arrested.

A police spokesman said: "Enquiries are ongoing this morning following a report of an attempted serious sexual assault in the Belle Isle area of Leeds.

"Police were called at about 3.55am this morning ( 25/ 5 ) to a report of an attempted serious sexual assault under a bridge on Old Run Road, near the Engine pub.

"The incident is believed to have taken place between 12.45am and 1.13am after the female victim was approached and assaulted by a male who then made off from the scene.

"Following enquires a 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident."

The road is still closed.

DCI Vanessa Rolfe of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Enquiries remain ongoing regarding this incident including at the scene on Old Run Road.

“The victim is being supported and I am appealing for anyone who may have information about what took place to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing crime number 13200259946 or to contact us online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat .

“Information can also be given in complete anonymity to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”