Woman shows ‘great bravery’ to fight back against sex attacker in Leeds

An efit of the attacker
An efit of the attacker
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A woman bravely fought off a would-be sex attacker who pounced as she walked along a footpath in Leeds .

The 31-year-old woman, was on a path next to Killingbeck Fields at about 9am last Friday when she was shouted at by the man.

He then followed her onto Wykebeck Way and grabbed her as she attempted to phone the police.

After snatching her phone and throwing it away, he pushed her to the ground and tried to assault her, but she managed to fight him off and then knocked him to the ground.

The man then got up and ran off up Wykebeck Way towards Seacroft.

Police have now issued an efit image of the attacker.

Detective Constable Phil Maher, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was a serious incident and we would like to speak to anyone who has information or can help identify the man pictured.

“The victim showed great bravery in resisting him and it is fortunate she was not seriously injured. Clearly we need to locate the suspect as soon as possible.”

The man was white, in his late 20s to early 30s, 6ft tall, slim and clean shaven with a small scar on his nose.

He had blue eyes and was wearing a blue Adidas tracksuit and a black baseball cap.

Call Det Con Maher via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Mark Cashin

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