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An unidentified was 'left for dead' after being raped in Leeds last night. Michael Taylor

A young woman waiting at a bus stop in Leeds was raped and "left for dead" on Friday night, according to a report from the BBC.

Police are treating the attack as attempted murder.

The 18-year-old was attacked near Malvern Road and Beeston Road in the city at approximately 10.40pm.

She was raped after being dragged into a garden. During the attack she sustained head injuries and a suspected broken hip.

Police say they are searching for an Asian man in connection with the attack. He is described as being in his early 20s with a slim build and dark receding hair.

Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton of West Yorkshire Police said: "We believe this woman was standing at the bus stop close to Malvern Road, when she was attacked by the suspect.

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"She was approached by an unknown male from behind who assaulted her and dragged her into a garden close to the bus stop and subjected her to a serious sexual assault. It has been a very nasty attack that has been sustained over some time.

"The nature of her injuries are that she has suffered facial and head injuries and also a suspected broken hip. We are now treating this as an attempted murder because she has been left there for dead."

The police are appealing for witnesses.

Despite the attack happening relatively early in the evening, it is not known whether there were any witnesses.

Inspector Belton added: "I think it is possible that someone will know [the attacker] as there was a considerable amount of blood that was at the scene. It's possible that the person responsible will have had blood on their hands and possibly blood on their clothing."