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Man sought over Leeds assault

Police investigating an assault in Roundhay Park on 23 August have released an e-fit of a man they would like to identify in connection with the incident.

"Officers have been patrolling Roundhay Park each day since the assault. They will be returning on Sunday 30 August, hoping to identify anyone who may have been in the park on Sunday 23 August, or who may have seen the male previously as several callers have stated they believe he has been there before.

"Anyone who recognises this man, or who has information about the incident, should contact Leeds District CID on 101 or the independent Crimsetoppers charity, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Sergeant James Entwhistle of Leeds District CID

Officers were called to the park at about 10.17am on Sunday 23 August to a 29-year-old woman who had been grabbed by a man while walking on a path close to the old swimming pool car park.

She resisted and managed to break free and away from the suspect.

He was described as a 6’4" tall, very dark skinned afro Caribbean male in his 20’s, of medium build with broad shoulders, brown eyes with a yellow tinge to the whites, a flat and big nose with a big top lip and short black hair with the appearance of small tight knots.

The suspect was wearing a dark overhead hooded top with a pocket on the front and a pair of shiny black tracksuit bottoms.

Assault in Leeds city centre

West Yorkshire Police has renewed it's appeal for witnesses after a man was left with serious injuries following an assault in Leeds city centre on Saturday (15 August).

At around 9pm, paramedics were called to Call Lane where a 43-year-old man was outside a bar with serious head injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary and remains in a serious condition today.

As a result of initial enquiries, a 31 year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has now been bailed pending further enquiries.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Richard Holmes, of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who has seen the circumstances of how this man has come to be injured. Any witnesses are urged to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.”

– Acting Detective Chief Inspector Richard Holmes, West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team
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