Appeal after woman assaulted on Hunslet street

Detectives in Leeds are issuing images of a vehicle they want to trace in connection with an armed robbery in which a woman was assaulted in the street.

Officers from the Leeds District Crime Team would like to speak with anyone who has information about the vehicle or the incident in which a woman was attacked on Butterley Street in Hunslet on Wednesday August 25.

The incident took place at about 5.30pm as the victim, a woman in her 40s, was approached by three males as she walked back to her parked blue Audi S3.

The males, who had got out of the Citroen Berlingo pictured, assaulted the woman and threatened her with bladed weapons before making off in her car.

It was recovered a short time later by in the East End Park area of Leeds.

The suspect’s Citroen Berlingo was white with a grey bonnet with a red ‘batternberg’ pattern on the rear doors.

The victim received hospital treatment following the assault.

DC Dan Johnson of the Leeds District Crime Team, said:

“This was a serious offence in which a lone female was the victim of a violent assault by three males, and we are conducting a number of enquiries in what took place.

“Anyone who saw the attack on the woman, has any information about the suspect’s distinctive Citroen Berlingo or who saw the victim’s Audi being abandoned is asked to contact us at the DCT office at Leeds on (0113) 385 9493 referencing crime number 13210431510.

Information can also be given online at or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.


This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police