Published On: Thu, Mar 19th, 2015 on 2:24 pm

Leeds bus stop rapist used this stone to beat victim, 18, over the head

Detectives investigating the attempted murder and serious sexual assault of a woman in Leeds have released further images and footage in an attempt to catch the perpatrator.

They have released an image of the large stone that he used in the attack that took place on 6 March.

Leeds Bus Stop Rape Stone

Image: West Yorkshire Police.

The 18-year-old was attacked by a man whilst she waited at a bus stop on Beeston Road.

She was dragged from the bus stop into a nearby garden and struck over the head numerous times with the stone before being seriously sexually assaulted.

She received serious head injuries and a fractured hip.

Detectives have released an image of the large stone that he used in the attack in an effort to identify where it came from.

Forensic examination

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “It was recovered from the scene and we believe the offender brought it with him to use as a weapon.

“It is quite distinctive as an object and we would ask people to let us know if they recognise it as something that has come from their garden or elsewhere, particularly if they live somewhere on his route towards the crime scene along Cemetery Road from the direction of Holbeck.

“The stone has been subject to extensive forensic examination and we are working with a specialist geologist to establish where it may have come from.”

The image of the stone has been released along with the most detailed CCTV images of the man involved.

The clothing he is wearing consisted of a green/blue Puma hooded top with a large logo on the front, dark coloured jeans with faded areas on the thighs, white trainers and a dark coloured bomber jacket with a hood.

He is believed to be of Pakistani or Middle Eastern origin, aged in his early 20s, slim, with receding black hair.

Police have already issued an e-fit of the suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 01924 334710, or via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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