Man sought by police after serious sex assault in Leeds

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POLICE are hunting for a man after a serious sexual assault in Leeds.

The victim, a 23-year-old woman, was assaulted by a man who picked her up in a car at King Lane, near the junction with Buck Stone Gardens near Alwoodley, after she got lost trying to find her way back into the city centre after calling at an address in Moortown.

The suspect had been heading towards Leeds when he pulled up next to the victim.

She asked for directions to Leeds train station and he agreed to take her there.

He then turned the car around and drove off down King Lane into the countryside before parking up on a lane that leads from the A61 to Eccup Reservoir, north of Alwoodley, where the attack took place.

He drove off leaving the victim at the scene and took her purse and mobile phone.

The police were alerted after the victim managed to flag down a passing taxi at around 3.25am on Thursday, January 8.

An e-fit image has been released to try and trace the man, who was described as a light-skinned Asian man with black hair that was shaved on both sides and spiky at the front.

He had blue or green eyes, long eyelashes and stubble.

He also had a stud earring in his left ear and was wearing a black hoodie with white stripes down the arms, a white t-shirt, grey Adidas jogging bottoms and white trainers.

He had short, chewed finger nails and a silver ring on his right middle finger.

The vehicle involved was said to be similar to a silver four-door Vauxhall Corsa, which was a ‘boy racer’ style with black and red seats and with two black speakers on the parcel shelf.

Detective inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: “The detailed description of the suspect and the vehicle together with the e-fit image paints a very distinctive picture and we would like to hear from anyone who thinks they know who it might be.

“The car was travelling along King Lane into Leeds in the early hours so it could be that he was travelling back from work that way.

“I would ask anyone who recognises him or who has any information that could assist the investigation to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked contact police constable Alexa Worsnop at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.