Sandal Castle closed as police investigate serious sexual assault

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Enquiries are ongoing this morning following a report of a serious sexual assault in Heath.

Sandal Castle, about two miles away from Heath, is currently closed as part of the investigation.

Police were called at about 1.50am this morning to a report that a 32-year-old woman had been seriously sexually assaulted in a pub car park on Heath by a man.

Detective Inspector Andy Welbourne at Wakefield CID, said: “Initial enquiries are ongoing into a report of a serious sexual assault in Heath and police forensic officers have been carrying out enquiries there and at Sandal Castle where we have a linked crime scene.

“The victim is being spoken with by specially trained officers as investigations continue.”