UPDATE: Man Arrested Following Attempted Sexual Assault, Farsley

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

A man has been arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault on a woman in Farsley. 

The 37-year-old man remains in custody after being arrested last night over the incident which occurred in New Park Walk on Saturday night (16/11).

 Detectives are continuing to carry out enquiries into the incident and anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13190589864 or use the live chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus or call in the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

UPDATE 20/11/19: The man has now been released on bail with conditions while enquiries continue.


Detectives are investigating an attempted sexual assault on a woman in Farsley.

The female victim was walking through Hainsworth Park at around 22.25 on Saturday (16 November) when she walked onto New Park Walk when she was grabbed by a man who attempted to sexually assault her.

The woman managed to get away and call the police. She suffered minor injuries and was left shaken by the ordeal.

The suspect is described as a white male, aged late 20s to early 30s, average build. He was wearing a dark hoodie and trainers.

Detective Inspector Amanda Wimbles of Leeds District CID said:

‘We are treating this incident very seriously and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

‘This was clearly a very upsetting ordeal for the victim and she is being supported by specially trained officers.

‘I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the assault or who has seen any males fitting the description acting suspiciously to make contact with us.

‘We are carrying out a number of enquiries and are working closely with the local neighbourhood policing team to provide reassurance.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Box from the Leeds District CID team via 101 or use the live chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting log 1950 of 16 November or call in independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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