Published On: Tue, Mar 10th, 2015 on 12:29 am

Rape victim, 18, was hit over head ‘numerous times with a blunt object’

A teen who was raped in the Beeston area of Leeds was hit over the head ‘numerous times’ possibly with a stone, according to CCTV.

Detectives investigating the attempted murder and serious sexual assault of the woman have released further details about the incident.

The incident took place on 6 March when the 18-year-old was attacked by a man whilst she waited at a bus stop in Beeston Road.

Leeds Bus Stop Rape

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At about 10:52pm, officers were called to a report of the woman who had been found with head injuries.

She was taken to hospital where she was also found to have suffered serious hip injuries and is still recovering in hospital.

Her injuries are being treated as serious but not life-threatening.

“The offence has been captured on CCTV”

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “The offence has been captured on CCTV and while the footage is not of sufficient quality to identify the suspect as it stands, it clearly shows the very disturbing circumstances of the offence.

“The victim is seen being carried away a short distance while struggling against her attacker who takes her into a nearby garden. He can then be seen striking her over the head numerous times with a blunt object that we believe to have been a large stone.

“At this point we believe the suspect is of Pakistani or Middle Eastern origin. It is possible that the suspect could be somebody who is from abroad and has recently come to the country. They may be staying locally in a bedsit or hostel and I would like to hear from anyone who runs such premises who thinks they know who it might be.”

The suspect was described as Asian or Middle Eastern, aged in his early 20s, slim, with receding black hair. He wore dark clothing and possibly a light blue coat.

Shortly after the incident a man was seen running along Beeston Road and onto Parkfield Avenue.

Appeals to trace a number of people who may have been at the scene have been launched.

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation can contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 01924 334710 or via 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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