Hunt for predator who dragged girl, 15, into garden and sexually assaulted her

A schoolgirl was walking home when a man grabbed and kissed her, before dragging her into a nearby garden and then sexually assaulted her.

The incident took place at around 11.10pm on March 25 on St Mary's Road, near Sticker Lane in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to in relation to the incident.

The teenager managed to get away and ran home where she called the sexually assaulted

West Yorkshire Police officers are investigating, and have now released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to.

It's believed he was in the area at the time of the sexual assault on the girl.

Enquiries by officers are currently ongoing.

A spokesperson for the force said in a statement: "Police in Bradford are appealing for information following a sexual assault.

"The female victim who is 15-year-old, was walking home when a man approached her.

"The male suspect grabbed the victim, he kissed her and then pulled her into a nearby garden and sexually assaulted her.

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"The teenager managed to get away and ran home where she called the police."

Witnesses are urged to call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 13210149722 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

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