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Leeds canal sex attack: Boy arrested over jogger assault

Canal attack site Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Police said the woman was attacked while jogging along the canal towpath close to the centre of Leeds

A 16-year-old boy is being questioned by police on suspicion of kidnap and sexual assault after a female jogger was attacked on a canal towpath.

The 39-year-old woman was sexually assaulted then held round the neck until she became unconscious.

The attack took place on the Leeds Liverpool canal near Viaduct road in Leeds at about 06:00 BST last Wednesday, West Yorkshire Police said.

Police released CCTV pictures last week in an attempt to find the suspect.

Detectives want to speak to cyclists who were in the area early last Wednesday and may be potential witnesses.

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