E-fit released after teenage girl is sexually assaulted in Halifax

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A 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted as she walked along a road in Halifax.

Detectives have now released an e-fit of a man they want to trace in connection with the assault, which occurred on Monday, February 1, at around 5.30pm.

The girl was walking along King Cross Road, from Halifax, and as she approached the junction with Westfield Street an unknown man walked towards her and blocked her path, before sexually assaulting her.

A passing member of the public caused the suspect to make off along Westfield Street.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 5”5” tall, in his mid 40’s, of skinny build with lots of wrinkles under eyes and a large nose that was pointed at bottom. He was wearing a dark grey woolly hat, grey coat with light blue sleeves and two big pockets to the front lower section.

Detective Constable Jarrod McSharry of Calderdale District Safeguarding said; “I would appeal to anyone who can identify the person in the efit to come forward to the police.

“I would also ask the public to think back if they were in the area last Monday evening and may have seen the suspect before or after the incident and if they have any information to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Calderdale District Safeguarding Team via 101 quoting 13160046756.

Information can also be passed to the independent crimefighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via their online reporting system at crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/