Police seek man dressed as 'giant penis' after city centre attack

Police in England are trying to trace a group of men - including one dressed in an outfit resembling a "giant penis" - after a serious assault.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 5:34 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:34 pm
Boar Lane, Leeds city centre. Picture: Google.
Boar Lane, Leeds city centre. Picture: Google.

The attack took place in Leeds city centre at the junction of Albion Street and Boar Lane, when the victim was assaulted by a suspect who was part of a group of around 10 other men.

One member of the group was wearing a distinctive giant penis fancy dress outfit and police are now appealing for witnesses who may have seen the group or the attack.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported the victim, a 26-year-old man, underwent an operation following the assault after he suffered a shattered shin bone, cracked knee and torn ligaments.

He will be required to undergo further surgery.

Detective Constable Gaynor Burt, of Leeds District CID, said: "The victim was very badly injured in this attack and will still require further surgery. While the nature of costume worn by one of the group might be amusing to some, we are hoping that mentioning it will jog someone's memory and assist in tracing those responsible for what was serious assault that has left the victim with long-term consequences.

"We have been been making extensive enquiries to identify those involved and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist in tracing the group involved, who were possibly a stag party or similar. The costume worn by one of the group is very distinctive and we think anyone who encountered them during the evening would recall it."

The attacker was described as white, about 6ft tall, with a shaved head. He was wearing a beige or white top.

Another member of the group involved was described as shorter, and of stocky build, with black hair. He was wearing red and white T-shirt.

The incident happened at around 3am on Sunday, April 2.