Taxi driver answers appeal by Leeds rape detectives

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Leeds are appealing to trace a taxi driver as a potential witness.
Police investigating the rape of a woman in Leeds are appealing to trace a taxi driver as a potential witness.

A KEY potential witness to an alleged rape has come forward after an appeal.

West Yorkshire Police today issued a public plea to find a taxi driver thought to have vital information about the attack on a 27-year-old woman in Headingley.

The alleged victim contacted officers to say she had been attacked at the Ascot Grange Hotel on Otley Road overnight on January 29.

Detectives issued their appeal after finding CCTV which showed a taxi dropping the woman off after she was picked up along with a man on Lower Briggate in the city centre.

The driver attended Elland Road police station after seeing the appeal in the media.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is on bail pending further enquiries.

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