Police launch urgent search for suspect in West Yorkshire town centre sex attack

Detectives are appealing for information to trace a man who is wanted for a serious sexual attack.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 1:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 1:04 pm

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team at West Yorkshire Police would like to speak with anyone who has seen or has information about Mario Sztojka, 25, who is known to frequent the Heckmondwike and Huddersfield areas.

He is wanted by officers in connection with a report of a serious sexual assault on a female in Huddersfield town centre in the Viaduct Street area between 2.20am and 2.30am on Wednesday May 26.

The force has released two pictures of the suspect.

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The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team at West Yorkshire Police would like to speak with anyone who has seen or has information about Mario Sztojka, 25, who is known to frequent the Heckmondwike and Huddersfield areas.

DCI Marc Bowes of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We have been conducting a number of enquiries into this incident and specially trained officers have been supporting the victim.

“I am now appealing for information from the public to help us locate Mario Sztojka who is wanted by police in connection with the offence.

“Anyone who has information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing Operation Pawncastle."