Teenage girl sexually assaulted by masked man

The entrance to Bewerley Crescent, Bradford (Google Maps)
The entrance to Bewerley Crescent, Bradford (Google Maps)
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A MASKED man sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in Bradford on Thursday afternoon.

Police are appealing for information after the teenager was attacked as she was walking along Bewerley Crescent at around 3.30pm.

The man, who was wearing a black balaclava, approached the girl and pushed her against a wall, grabbed her belt and exposed himself.

The girl managed to push the suspect away and ran off.

The man is described as tanned, about 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build and around 20 years old. He had brown eyes which had a squint and was wearing a navy Emporio Armani tracksuit.

He spoke with a local accent.

Detective Inspector Andy Howard, of Bradford District CID, said: "The victim was very distressed by what happened and she is currently being supported by our specialist officers.

"Our enquiries suggest the suspect was seen in Woodside Road just prior to the incident and we would ask anyone with information to contact the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit on 101, quoting crime reference 13160148981.