Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a man involved in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Leeds.

The incident occurred as the victim was walking along Warm Lane in Yeadon, near the junction with Gill Lane, at approximately 3:20 pm on Monday, November 20. The suspect approached her during this time.

The individual is described as a white male in his forties, standing around 5ft 10ins tall, with an average build, dark brown hair swept to the left, and a bushy beard. He was dressed in a black hoodie and bore a small scar on the right side of his face, just above his beard line.

The Leeds District Safeguarding Unit has been actively investigating the matter. Additionally, the local neighbourhood policing team has increased patrols in the area to reassure the community.

Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity, sightings in the area, or any details that could aid the investigation to contact PC 1448 Vaisnys at Leeds District Safeguarding Unit. This can be done via 101, quoting crime reference 13230643884, or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat.