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Sexual assault in Holme Wood “unsubstantiated” says West Yorkshire Police

A report of a serious sexual assault on a child in Holme Wood last weekend has been found to be "unsubstantiated" by West Yorkshire Poilice.

A report of a serious sexual assault in Holme Wood has been found to be “unsubstantiated”.

West Yorkshire Police issued an appeal for information last Saturday following a report that a girl under the age of 16 had been sexually assaulted by a man wearing a grey hoodie.

Bradford officers had been contacted in the early hours of the morning about the incident, which was alleged to have happened in Pit Hill Park, Holme Wood, between 5.50pm and 7pm on Friday, 4 February.

The young girl alleged that she was approached by a man from behind before she was subjected to a “serious sexual assault”.

A large police scene was in place in the park to allow forensic examination and specialist searches to be carried out.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “An incident which was reported to police on February 4 at Pit Hill Park, Holme Wood, has been fully investigated and found to be unsubstantiated.

“A male arrested at the time has been released on bail.”

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