Police appeal after woman assaulted in Leeds park escapes from her attacker

The Upper Lake at Roundhay Park.

The Upper Lake at Roundhay Park.

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A WOMAN who was assaulted in broad daylight at a Leeds park managed to escape from her attacker.

Police are now appealing for information after the incident at Roundhay Park in Leeds, which took place at around 10.17am on Sunday, August 23.

Officers were called to reports that a 29-year-old woman had been grabbed by a man while walking on a path close to the old swimming pool car park.

She resisted and managed to break free and get away from the suspect.

Detective sergeant James Entwhistle, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was a very frightening ordeal for the victim and we are currently investigating possible motives behind this attack.

“Fortunately she was uninjured but understandably very upset by what occurred.

“This attack took place in broad daylight at a time when Roundhay Park would have been busy with walkers and joggers and I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident or a man fitting the suspect’s description shortly before or after the time of the attack.

“In particular we would like to speak to two women walking Dalmatian dogs who may have seen the victim just prior to the incident.”

The suspect is described as 6ft 4in tall, and is a very dark skinned Afro-Caribbean man in his twenties, of medium build with broad shoulders, brown eyes with a yellow tinge to the whites, a flat and big nose with a big top lip and short black hair in small tight knots.

He was wearing a dark overhead hooded top with a pocket on the front and a pair of shiny black tracksuit bottoms.

Detective sergeant Entwhistle added: “I would like to emphasise that incidents such as this are extremely unusual in Roundhay Park and clearly we need to catch the man responsible.”

Anyone with information can contact Leeds District CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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