Girl, 8, sexually assaulted by man in Greggs bakery in Leeds

Police have appealed for information and asked that anyone who recognises this man contact them immediately

An eight year old girl has reportedly been sexually assaulted in a bakery.

The child was sitting in a Leeds branch of the bakery chain Greggs when the alleged attack took place. The girl was sitting with her young brother while her mother made a payment at the counter.

The alleged attack took place at 3:30pm on Friday 12 February in The Headrow in Leeds City Centre. Police have released CCTV footage of the suspect and appealed for anyone who recognises him to contact them.

The suspect is described as Asian, in his late 30s, tall, of large build, having a shaved head and a beard.

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Police have asked anyone who recognises this man to contact them urgently

Detective Inspector Steve Greenbank, of Leeds District Safeguarding Unit, said: “This was clearly a distressing incident for the young girl involved and her mother and we urgently need to speak to the man shown in the CCTV images.

We would ask that anyone who recognises him or who has any information that could assist the investigation contacts us immediately.

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact Detective Constable Kelda Hardwick at Elland Road by ringing 1010 and quoting crime number 13160073167 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.