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Detectives arrest man on suspicion of attempted rape

Detectives investigating an attempted serious sexual assault on a woman in Leeds in the early hours of Sunday morning have arrested a man.

The 29-year-old, from Leeds, was arrested this morning on suspicion of attempted rape in connection with the incident on the Ring Road at Beeston Park, near to the junction with Gipsy Lane, at about 6.30am yesterday.

He is currently in custody.

The 23-year-old victim had been out for the night and got into what she believed was a taxi in the city centre.

Man to be sentenced over violent attack and rape in Beeston

A Slovakian man who raped and violently attacked a woman in Leeds is due in court today to be sentenced.

Zdenko Turtak Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Zdenko Turtak , had pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and rape, but denied attempted murder.

The 21-year-old was extradited from Slovakia to Britain by West Yorkshire Police. He fled the country after assaulting an 18-year-old woman at a bus stop in Beeston in March.

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