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Woodland cordoned off after suspected 'serious sexual assault'

Police have confirmed they are treating an incident in Beverly Westwood on Thursday 26th April, as a suspected serious sexual assault.

Several officers attended an area of land close to the racecourse after a woman was spotted in a "very distressed state" in woodland.

A large police cordon remains in place as detectives continue to investigate.

Police cordon Credit: MEN Media

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Nicholson said:

A woman was spotted by a member of the public yesterday evening around 5pm in a very distressed state.

Officers and ambulance crews quickly attended and, following our initial enquiries into what happened, a cordon was put up to preserve the scene.

Today, owing to the distressed state of the woman last night, we still need to carry out to further enquiries to find out the exact circumstances behind this."

– Detective Chief Inspector Craig Nicholson

Humberside Police believe this is an isolated incident and not related to any other ongoing investigations.