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This man is wanted by West Yorkshire Police who are investigating the sexual assault of an eight-year-old girlWest Yorkshire Police

Police are investigating after an eight-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted while visiting a Greggs store with her mother and brother. West Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation after the incident which took place in Leeds on 12 February.

According to the police, the child was sitting with her younger sibling in the bakery when she was attacked. At the time of the incident the child's mother was paying for food at the counter, just yards away.

The incident was said to have taken place shortly after 3.30pm at the Greggs on The Headrow in the city. Police have released a number of CCTV images, hoping to track down a man in connection with the alleged sexual assault.

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West Yorkshire Police are investigation after the alleged sexual assaultWest Yorkshire Police

The man officers want to trace is believed to be Asian, in his late 30s and tall, with a shaved head and a beard. He is also described as being of a large build.

Detective Inspector Steve Greenbank, of West Yorkshire Police, 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."

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The shop in Leeds where the incident was said to have taken placeGoogle

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact Detective Constable Kelda Hardwick on 101 quoting crime number 13160073167. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.