TV Crimewatch provides leads in hunt for Leeds sex attacker

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A police appeal to trace Gambian national Lamin Touray featured on BBC’s Crimewatch programme last night and resulted in a number of calls with information.

He is wanted in connection with sexual offences in Leeds.

A 21-year-old woman was attacked near to Harcourt House, off The Calls, on Sunday, December 8 at 5 am. She fought back and the suspect left the scene heading along Call Lane towards Crown Point Road.

Following an earlier appeal for information, three other women have come forward to report sexual assaults by a man fitting his description in Leeds between October and December 2013.

Touray is 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build. He goes by several other names including Lamin Janneh. He has links to West Yorkshire and Newport in Gwent.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Morgan, from West Yorkshire Police Protective Services (Crime), said: “We are actively following up a number of potential leads as a result of the information we received from the television appeal last night.

“We urgently need to trace Touray and speak to him at the earliest opportunity. I would urge anyone who knows his whereabouts or who has any information that could assist in tracing him to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives via the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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