West Yorkshire Police

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Appeal for Witnesses - Sexual Assault, Castleford

Monday, 12 June, 2017

Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl in Castleford town centre on Saturday, 10 June.  

The incident occurred at around 7.00pm at the nature garden, near to William Street and Lock Lane.  

The victim had been walking through the garden when she was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her.  

The suspect is described as white, in his early 30s, with light stubble and short dark brown or black hair. He is described as wearing a black top with white stripes down the sleeves (similar in design to an Adidas top) and had a beer belly.  

He spoke with a local accent and was carrying a blue, plastic carrier bag. 

He also had a small black dog, possibly a Staffordshire bull terrier, which had a ginger/brown patch on its back and a pink collar.  

Sergeant Tony Shand, of Wakefield District Policing, said: "I would appeal for anyone who recognises a man matching this description or saw a man similar to this in the area on Saturday evening to get in contact with police. 

"This was a very distressing incident for the victim and we are doing all we can to trace this man. 

"This incident may cause concern in the local community and officers from the neighbourhood policing team are conducting extra patrols in the area ???."  

Anyone with information should contact Wakefield Police on 101, quoting crime reference 13170264014

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