ABBEY ROAD ASSAULT: Woman in her 50s sexually assaulted near Kirkstall Abbey
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Sexual assault near Kirkstall Abbey leaves woman in a distressed state.
Detectives are appealing for information after a woman reported being sexually assaulted by a man near to Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds on Wednesday May 5.
At 7.13pm on Wednesday, police were contacted by a member of the public who had found the victim, a woman in her fifties, in a distressed state in Abbey Road.
A scene has been put in place covering a footpath that runs alongside the River Aire between Kirkstall Abbey and Burley RUFC to undergo forensic examination and specialist searches.
The victim is being supported by specially trained officers and Leeds District CID is continuing enquiries into the incident.
West Yorkshire Police have said they would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Kirkstall Abbey from about 6pm and saw anything suspicious or who saw the victim in distress in the area.
Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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