Published On: Thu, Mar 12th, 2015 on 4:11 pm

UPDATE: Police issue e-fit of Leeds bus stop rape suspect

Detectives investigating the attempted murder and serious sexual assault of a woman in Leeds have released an e-fit image of the suspect.

Leeds Bus Stop Rape Suspect

Image: West Yorkshire Police.

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.

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

She received serious head injuries and a fractured hip.

Leeds Bus Stop Rape

Image: Google.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “The victim is making a good recovery in hospital and we are continuing to support her and work very closely with her to gain as much information as we can about the incident.

“As part of that process, we have been able to produce an e-fit image of the man from her description of him. We would ask people to look at it closely and think very carefully if it is anyone they recognise.

“The description remains of him being of Pakistani or Middle Eastern origin, aged in his early twenties, slim, with receding black hair. He was wearing dark clothing and possibly a light blue top with a hood.

“We are still considering the possibility that the suspect could be somebody who is new to the area. 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.”

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

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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