Man in court charged with kidnap and attempted rape of woman in Leeds

A man has appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court to face charges of kidnap and attempted  rape of a woman in Leeds.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 12:04 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 12:43 pm

Abdul Nishat, 22, of Nowell Mount, Harehills, appeared in the dock at Leeds Magistrates' Court this morning to face charges of kidnap and attempted rape of a woman in the early hours of Saturday November 30 in the Woodhouse area of Leeds.

Afghan national Nishat, who was dressed in a grey sweatshirt and trousers, spoke via an interpreter to confirm his name, age and address.

He also confirmed that he understood the charges.

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Leeds Magistrates' Court

No pleas were entered at the brief hearing.

District Judge David Scanlon remanded Nishat in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court at 9.30m on January 10.