I have received the message below from the police, in relation to the sexual assault in Golden Acre Park on 24th June.

“The press office released the below statement and officers are attending at various times to offer reassurance.

Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in a Leeds park. 

The victim, who is aged in her forties, was walking in Golden Acre Park, in Otley Road, Bramhope, shortly after noon yesterday (24/6) when she was approached from behind and grabbed by a man who sexually assaulted her. 

She fought him off and he ran off towards the main car park. 

He was described as white, about 5ft 7 to 5ft 10ins tall, with straight black hair which was below his ear. He was wearing a bright blue/turquoise t-shirt and black tracksuit bottoms. He would have been covered in mud from the struggle. 

Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was a very frightening experience for the woman involved and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify and trace this man. 

“The victim has mentioned that there were other people in the park at the time and although we have already spoken to some witnesses, we would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed either what happened or who saw a man matching the description in the area. 

“We recognise that an incident such as this will cause understandable concern in the community and we are working closely with our colleagues on the local neighbourhood policing team who have increased their patrols of the park and are working to reassure people following the incident.” 

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13190318747 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.