Woman Sexually Assaulted In Leeds

Police investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman by a man she met in a Leeds pub are appealing for information to help identify the suspect.

Officers have released a CCTV image which shows the man walking away after the incident which happened in a pub loading area off Percival Street at about 1am on Sunday March 1st.

The 36-year-old victim met the suspect in The Hedley Verity pub, in Woodhouse Lane, on Saturday night.

She went outside to smoke and the suspect followed her and told her she needed to stand at the back of the building.

They walked down Vernon Street onto Percival Street and into the rear loading area shared by The Hedley Verity and Yates's. She was then subjected to serious sexual assault.

The suspect was described as white, about 5ft 7ins tall, of average build, with short cropped fair blonde hair.

He was wearing a dark coloured T-shirt. When he met the victim he told her his name was Jamie.

Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said:

"While the CCTV image only shows the suspect from behind and at a distance we hope together with the time, location and physical description, including the possible name Jamie, that someone will know his identity.

"We would like to hear from anyone who thinks they know who the suspect is or who has any information that could assist the investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 6038 David Cox at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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