Updated: Serious Sexual Assault, Beeston Road


Appeal: Serious Sexual Assault, Beeston Road, Leeds

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Police are appealing for information after a woman was injured in a serious sexual assault in Leeds.

At about 10.52pm on Friday, 6 March, officers were called to Beeston Road, where they found an 18-year-old woman with a head injury.

The woman was taken to hospital, where it was discovered she had also suffered serious hip injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton, of Protective Services (Crime), said:

 “We believe this woman was standing at the bus stop close to Malvern Road, when she was attacked by the suspect.

“He is described as an Asian man, in his early twenties, of slim build with receding dark hair.

“Anyone who saw a man of similar description in this area at around the time stated is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

Cemetery Road closure policeEnquiries into this incident are continuing and Beeston Road is likely to remain closed between Tempest Road and the junction with Parkfield Avenue for the rest of the day.

Quote: Kenneth Ingram I noticed The road at top of Cross Flatts Park, was coned off on my way to Park Run this morning.

UPDATED  7 March 2015 3pm

The BBC are now reporting the incident as “attempted murder”. They quote DCI Elizabeth Belton as saying:

“She was approached by an unknown male from behind who assaulted her and dragged her into a garden close to the bus stop and subjected her to a serious sexual assault.

“It has been a very nasty attack that has been sustained over some time.

“We are now treating this as an attempted murder because she has been left there for dead.

“I think it is possible that someone will know [the attacker] as there was a considerable amount of blood that was at the scene.

“It’s possible that the person responsible will have had blood on their hands and possibly blood on their clothing.”