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Farsley: Police appeal after attempted sexual assault

Detectives are investigating an attempted sexual assault on a woman in Farsley.

The female victim was walking through Hainsworth Park at around 10.25pm on Saturday, 16 November, when she walked onto New Park Walk when she was grabbed by a man who attempted to sexually assault her.

The woman managed to get away and call the police. She suffered minor injuries and was left shaken by the ordeal.

The suspect is a white male, aged late 20s to early 30s, average build. He was wearing a dark hoodie and trainers.

Detective Inspector Amanda Wimbles, of Leeds District CID, said:

“We are treating this incident very seriously and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. This was clearly a very upsetting ordeal for the victim and she is being supported by specially trained officers.

“We are carrying out a number of enquiries and are working closely with the local neighbourhood policing team to provide reassurance.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Box from the Leeds District CID team via 101 or use the live chat facility quoting log 1950 of 16 November or call in independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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