Woman seriously sexually assaulted in Leeds city centre

A woman was seriously sexually assaulted in Leeds city centre.

Saturday, 30th November 2019, 3:22 pm

It happened at about 1.50am on Saturday, November 30 in an alleyway off Woodhouse Lane, close to the junction of St Marks Avenue.

The woman was approached by a man, said to be in his late 20s, and subjected to a serious sexual offence.

A passer-by disturbed the man when he went to assist the victim.

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It happened in an alleyway off Woodhouse Lane, close to the junctionof St Marks Avenue. Photo: Google.

The suspect ran off down Woodhouse Lane in the direction of the city centre.

He is described as white, thin and as having short dark hair.

He was wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap.

Detective Inspector James Entwistle of Leeds District CID, said: “We are conducting a number of enquiries into this serious incident and are supporting the victim who has been left very distressed.

“I am appealing for information and witnesses and would like to speak to anyone who saw what took place, or who saw the suspect running away from the scene.

“There were also a number of vehicles driving past at the time and it is possible someone may have seen the suspect or captured footage on a dashcam which could assist the investigation.

“Anyone who has footage or information is asked to contact Leeds District CID on 101 referencing log 152 of November 30.

“Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 55 111."