Leeds & West Yorkshire

Woman in hospital after sex attack in Pontefract

A woman was hit and dragged to the floor before she was subjected to a serious sexual assault in a West Yorkshire town.

The 44-year-old was taken to hospital with head injuries after the attack on Queen Street in Pontefract at about 22:55 GMT on Wednesday.

The woman managed to attract the attention of a passing car, causing the man to run off.

Detectives said extra patrols were in the area and appealed for information.

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