Leeds & West Yorkshire

Witness plea over serious sex assault on woman in Leeds

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault on a 23-year-old woman in Leeds have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The victim was attacked on the Leeds/Liverpool Canal towpath near to Viaduct Road just before the Kirktsall Railway Viaduct at 2000 BST on Monday.

Police want to speak to people who were using the towpath between 1900 BST and 2030 BST.

Officers will be carrying out inquiries in the area, a police spokesman said.

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