Woman’s sex assault ordeal after sharing taxi

Woman’s sex assault ordeal after sharing taxi

POLICE are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted close to Six Lane Ends in Heckmondwike. 

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning on a grassed area on Little Green Lane.

The 36-year-old victim met the suspect in the Acapulco Nightclub in Halifax before they both left in a taxi, believed to be a white minibus.

After they left the taxi, the victim was subjected to a serious sexual assault.

A police cordon remained in place on Little Green Lane earlier this week to allow specialist officers to conduct a detailed search of the area.

The suspect was described as a white man, in his late 20s, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was 5ft 10in tall and of average build and was wearing a dark blue shirt, cream jeans and black shoes.

Detective Inspector Seth Robinson, of Kirklees District CID, said: “The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to trace the suspect.

“We are appealing for the taxi driver to come forward.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area at this time and who may have heard or seen anything suspicious, or anyone with any information that could assist with the investigation to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Kirklees District CID, via 101, quoting crime reference 13170136730, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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