Appeal for witnesses after a seriouss sexual assault on a 19-year-old woman

Police are appealing for information following a report of a serious sexual assault on a 19-year-old woman in central Leeds.

The incident is believed to have taken place in an area close to where a footbridge over the A58 meets Duncombe Street and Fountain Street.

The 19-year-old had been on a night out but is believed to have become separated from her friends around midnight after been at the Warehouse nightclub on Somers Street.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw a girl in the company of three men in the area of Somers Street, the nearby site of the old Leeds International Swimming Pool and the footbridge over the A58 to Duncombe Street and Fountain Street.

All three males are thought to have spoken with an Eastern European accent.

The first suspect is described as chubby with short brown hair around 5ft 3” in height and aged in his twenties.

The second male is thought to be tall with short hair and was also aged in his twenties. The third male is described as average height with short hair.

The victim, who is not from the city, is being supported by specially trained police officers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via: 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.