Police launch manhunt for Leeds serial sex attacker

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Police have launched a manhunt for a serial sex attacker, who struck four times in two days. The assaults happened in the Harehills and Burmantofts areas of Leeds on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 September.

Three of the attacks happened in the space of just 20 minutes. The suspect assaulted a 48-year-old woman on the Monday morning before three further incidents including attacks against a 19-year-old and 36-year-old woman between 6am and 6:20am the following morning.


He fled the scene on a BMX bike after each incident.

Detectives in West Yorkshire have released an e-fit image of a suspect they want to talk to, in addition to CCTV images. The suspect has been described as being a dark-skinned black man, possibly East African, with curly hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top with dark-coloured patches, grey trousers and black trainers with a pink design on them.

Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID said:

“One of the victims has assisted in producing an e-fit image of the suspect and checks on CCTV have given us further images of him in Harehills Lane. His clothing is quite distinctive and we are hoping that someone will recognise him from these new images.”

The force is carrying out ‘extensive enquiries’ to find the serial attacker.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable David White at Leeds District CID, quoting crime number 13160382727. Information can also be passed on to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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2 Comments on "Police launch manhunt for Leeds serial sex attacker"

  1. I think I have seen him it was near Beckett wing St. James’s one evening last week leaving work he was singing and looked suspicious he was behind me not sure if it was him but was very wary of him

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