Appeal: Assault On Woman, Lupset, Wakefield District

Monday 16 April, 2018

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in an incident in woodland near Lupset.

Wakefield District CID would like to speak with anyone who has information about the assault which took place during the evening of Tuesday April 10 in a wooded area between Dacre Avenue and the M1 motorway.

It took place between 6.30pm or 7pm after the victim, a 44-year-old woman, was approached from behind by a man, while she was walking near to Airedale Heights.

The suspect grabbed and assaulted the victim who was able to break away after kicking the male while he was behind her.

She then ran away and rang for help, having suffered minor injuries.

The suspect was described as a white male, in his 30’s wearing a black hooded jumper and dark clothing.

Detective Inspector Dave Rogerson of Wakefield CID, said: “This was a seemingly motiveless attack on a woman walking in woodland.  It would have been a very frightening experience for the victim who, thankfully, only received minor injuries.

“We would like to speak with anyone who saw a man fitting the suspect’s description in the woods just before the attack or who saw a man fleeing the scene afterwards.

“If you have any information about this incident, please contact Wakefield CID via 101, quoting crime reference 13180169107. Information can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."


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