Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious sex assault in Bradford at around 6pm last night (Monday 28th January). A 25 year old woman was walking down Thornton Road when she was grabbed by a man and taken into an alley where she was subjected to a serious sex assault. She was shaken and suffered minor injuries. She is being spoken to by specially trained police officers.

The suspect is described as an Asian male, 18 – 22 years old, 5ft 10 tall and of a medium build. He had a roundish face and was wearing a black hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

Detective Superintendent Paul Kennedy said: “This happened at a time of day when many people were driving home along Thornton Road. I would appeal to anyone who saw anything or has any information to contact the police.

I would urge women to take extra care when walking in this area. Patrols of uniformed officers have been increased.”

Anyone with any information should contact Bradford North CID on 0845 60 60 606.