Update - Sandal Castle reopens as sexual assault investigation continues

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Detectives are investigating reports of a serious sex attack.

Sandal Castle was closed this morning (Thursday) as part of enquiries into the alleged assault of a 32-year-old woman in a pub car park in Heath at around 1.50am.

Police at Sandal Castle after reports of a serious sexual assault.

Police at Sandal Castle after reports of a serious sexual assault.

A Wakefield Council spokeswoman said the site has now fully reopened.

Det Insp Andy Welbourne, of Wakefield CID, said: “Initial enquiries are ongoing into a report of a serious sexual assault in Heath and police forensic officers have been carrying out enquiries there and at Sandal Castle where we have a linked crime scene.

“The victim is being spoken with by specially trained officers as investigations continue.”

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