Police are on the hunt for a man dressed as a giant penis, in hopes that he will help detectives trace an attacker who left his victim needing surgery.
West Yorkshire Police are appealing to a man, who was wearing a giant penis costume on a night out in Leeds on Saturday, as they believe he witnessed a violent assault.
The 26-year-old victim of the assault, which occurred at 3am on Sunday morning at the junction of Albion Street and Boar Lane in Leeds, was left with a shattered shin bone, dislocated and cracked knee and torn ligaments. He was operated on but will need further surgery.
The man in the “distinctive” costume is thought to have been among a group of 10 men, the attacker included. The assailant is described as white, around 6ft tall, with a shaved head and wearing a beige or white top.
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 a serious assault that has left the victim with long-term consequences.
We have 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.
Burt added, “The costume worn by one of the group is very distinctive and we think anyone who encountered them during the evening would recall it.”
Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact DC 3146 Burt at Elland Road via 101 quoting crime number 13170151315 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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