Appeal to trace man over several sexual assaults in Leeds

Image of suspect Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Detectives have released an image of a man they want to identify over two sexual assaults on women in Leeds.

The same suspect is also being linked to a number of other incidents in the city where women have been followed.

In the early hours of June 6th, a 27-year-old woman returned home to flats in the city centre when she was approached by the suspect and sexually assaulted.

Between 4.45am and 5am the same day, he targeted a 19-year-old woman as she walked home from a night out. He sexually assaulted her before she managed to get away from him.

Officers are linking the same suspect to three other incidents where women were followed.

A 37-year-old woman also became aware she was being followed in New York Street.

She shouted at the suspect and challenged him but he continued to follow her to outside Asda House, in Great Wilson Street, before stopping. She managed to take pictures of him on her phone.

On the evening of June 12th, a 51-year-old woman was followed by a man in Bridge Street but changed her route and avoided him.