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CCTV released after Leeds sex attack

Detectives investigating a serious sex attack on a woman in Leeds city centre have released CCTV footage of the attacker.

The 24-year-old victim was approached by the man in Mark Lane at 5.05am on Friday, August 14.

He tried to engage her in conversation before subjecting her to a serious sexual assault.

She resisted and managed to escape.

He was described as black, aged 30 to 40, tall, with a shaved head. He was wearing a long black overcoat and black trousers.

Police say may have been carrying man's shoulder bag.

We believe he may have approached other women in the period leading up to this attack and we would like to hear from anyone who has encountered him.

– Detective Inspector John Dexter, Leeds District CID

CCTV appeal after Brighouse sex attack

Police have issued pictures of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sex attack in Brighouse.

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The incident happened on the canal towpath near Brighouse centre at around 6.40am on Tuesday morning.

The 22-year-old female victim was walking along the towpath when she was approached by a white man who attempted to sexually attack her. The man fled towards Briggate after the victim resisted.

He was described as 5"9" - 6"0" tall, aged 40-50 years of medium build with a receding hair line.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

We are continuing enquiries into this incident and I would like to speak to anyone who can help identify the man pictured who ran through the centre towards Briggate shortly after the attempted sexual assault. He will have been seen by a number of people out and about at that time of day and we are very keen to trace and speak with him.

– Detective Sergeant Simon Archer, Calderdale CID


Land Rovers destroyed in M62 blaze

Three Land Rovers were destroyed when a car transporter burst into flames on the M62 near Huddersfield last night.

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The driver of the transporter managed to escape unhurt before the fire took hold.

The M62 eastbound was shut for several hours.

Firefighters from Rastrick, Halifax and Rochdale fire stations managed to save four of the seven Land Rover Discovery vehicles the transporter was carrying.

New Bradford service to improve mental health during pregnancy

Bradford Perinatal Support Service will work to improve the mental health of pregnant women Credit: Press Association

A new service is launching in Bradford today to support women vulnerable to mental health problems during their pregnancy.

The Bradford Perinatal Support Service will work to improve the mental health of pregnant women before they give birth, with the aim of reducing the risk of mental health problems for both mother and baby once the child has been born.

Campaign to tighten eye tests for drivers

57% of drivers in Yorkshire are wearing the wrong eyewear prescription Credit: Press Association

New research from Asda Opticians shows that almost two thirds of drivers in Yorkshire are wearing the wrong eyewear prescription, and more than a third are driving with blurred vision.

They say their figures show that 3000 road accidents each year are attributed to poor vision of the driver.


Millers welcome Norwich City duo

Rotherham United have completed the loan signings of Barclays Premier League duo Tony Andreu and Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe from Norwich City, subject to Football League ratification.

The Millers concluded a busy day of transfer activity by landing the duo just seconds before the window slammed shut.

Andreu and Odjidja-Ofoe join permanent new recruit Lee Camp at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Man seriously injured in Bradford crash

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in a crash on Wakefield Road in Bradford.

The 31-year-old driver's white Seat Leon collided with railings and a lamp post at the roundabout close to the junction with New Hey Road on Sunday morning.

The man from Bradford was taken to hospital with head and back injuries and remains there in a stable condition.

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