Police appeal to trace woman following ‘suspicious incident’ – UPDATED

1 September 2015

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UPDATED September 3: Police investigating a report of a suspicious incident in Leeds at the weekend have concluded their enquiries after tracing the woman involved.

Officers appealed for information after receiving a report of a woman who appeared to be drunk getting into a man’s car in Gelderd Road at about 6.15pm on Sunday in what were thought to be suspicious circumstances.

The vehicle was traced and a 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnap.

Extensive enquiries were carried out to identify the woman and she has now been traced and spoken to by officers.

Detective Sergeant James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said:

“We are now satisfied that the woman is safe and that nothing untoward has taken place. The man who was arrested was released on bail yesterday but his bail will now be cancelled.

“We are very grateful to all the members of the public who responded to the appeal for information which assisted in bringing this matter to a conclusion.”

ORIGINAL POST: Police are appealing for information to help trace a woman – possibly from the Farnley area – following a suspicious incident in Leeds at the weekend.

Shortly after 6.15pm on Sunday police say they received a report of a woman who appeared to be drunk getting into a man’s car in Gelderd Road, near to the junction with the Ring Road.

The vehicle’s details were taken and officers traced the car. A 48-year-old has since been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody.

The woman was described as white, slim, aged in her late teens to early twenties, about 5ft 6ins tall, with shoulder-length brown hair. She was wearing a white vest top, a blue, orange and red ‘Aztec’ skirt and one black slip-on shoe.

It has been suggested the woman was later dropped off in the Farnley area.

Detective Sergeant James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said:

“We are currently conducting detailed enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident. We are treating it as a suspicious incident on the basis of what was reported to us and we urgently need to identify the woman involved and establish that she is okay.

“I would ask that she or anyone who knows who she might be contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Entwistle at Elland Road via 101 quoting log number 1266 of August 30.


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