Police Appealing for Witnesses Following An Assault in Ilkley

Friday 30 July, 2021

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Panorama Woods, Ilkley this week.

On Wednesday 28 July, at 9pm police received a report that a woman had been assaulted and pushed towards a white van which was parked up near to Hollings Wood Rise.

The woman, in her 30s, was approached by two male suspects and assaulted.

She was able to flee the scene to safety and received injuries to her face and arms as a result of the incident.

The first suspect has been described as an Asian male, late 20s, 5ft 10”, slim, athletic build and dark coloured hair. The second suspect has been described as a white male, bigger build than the first male and wearing grey coloured clothing.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector William Tsang, of Bradford District Police, said: “We would like to appeal for witnesses and in particular anyone who saw a white van in the vicinity.

“We do believe this was an isolated incident, thankfully the woman was not seriously injured, she has been safeguarded and we have specially trained officers providing her with help and support. We have assigned additional resources in the District to assist with our investigation into this incident.

“We have increased our high visibility patrols in and around the area to provide additional reassurance to the local community.

“I would urge anyone who has witnessed anything or has any further information to come forward and assist us with our ongoing enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference number 13210381912 or online via the website. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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