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Leeds canal jogger attack: Armley man charged

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Image caption Police said the woman was attacked while jogging along a canal towpath close to the centre of Leeds

Update April 2017: At Leeds Crown Court in November 2015, Aaron Robson was found not guilty of sexual assault. He was sentenced to four years for false imprisonment and 18 months for assault, to run concurrently.

A man has been charged over a sexual assault on a woman who was out jogging on a canal towpath.

The victim, 39, was attacked then held round the neck until she became unconscious, police said.

The woman was running on the Leeds-Liverpool canal near Viaduct Road in Leeds at about 06:00 BST on 10 June when she was attacked.

Aaron Robson, 25, of Ely Street, Armley, Leeds, will appear before magistrates later.

Mr Robson is charged with sexual assault, false imprisonment and assault.

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