Leeds & West Yorkshire

Woman raped crossing Cross Flatts park in Leeds

An 18-year-old woman was raped by a man in a park in Leeds while his friend acted as a look-out.

The woman was in Cross Flatts Park on Friday evening after visiting friends, West Yorkshire Police said.

She leant against a tree and was passed by two men who were walking towards the park's Dewsbury Road exit.

The men turned back and one of them raped her while the other acted as a look-out. Police said the victim was "extremely traumatised" by the attack.

After the assault, both men left along Cross Flatts Avenue.

'Vital information'

The woman's attacker is described as Asian, in his late 20s to late 30s, 5ft 9in (1.77m) tall, skinny with brown eyes and a small moustache.

He wore a black zipped-up hooded top with McKenzie written on the left hand side of his chest and black jogging bottoms.

The second suspect, who acted as a look-out, is described as taller than the first man, chubby and wore dark clothing.

Det Ch Insp Lisa Griffin said: "Clearly there were people in the area at the time who may have vital information."

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