Woman sexually assaulted in Leeds park

Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in a Leeds park.

The victim, who is aged in her 40s, was walking in Golden Acre Park, in Otley Road, Bramhope, shortly after noon on Monday 24 June when she was approached from behind and grabbed by a man who sexually assaulted her.

She fought him off and he ran off towards the main car park.

He was described as white, about 5ft 7ins to 5ft 10ins tall, with straight black hair which was below his ear. He was wearing a bright blue/turquoise t-shirt and black tracksuit bottoms. He would have been covered in mud from the struggle.

Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was a very frightening experience for the woman involved and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify and trace this man.

“The victim has mentioned that there were other people in the park at the time and although we have already spoken to some witnesses, we would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed either what happened or who saw a man matching the description in the area.

“We recognise that an incident such as this will cause understandable concern in the community and we are working closely with our colleagues on the local neighbourhood policing team who have increased their patrols of the park and are working to reassure people following the incident.”

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