Alleged Serious Assault Involving Leeds Player

Last updated : 07 October 2003 By Kevin Markey

Leeds United pledged to co-operate with police tonight after two men were arrested in connection with an alleged sex attack.

A police spokesperson said: "We are currently investigating an alleged serious sex assault on a 20-year-old woman in Leeds last evening [Monday 6 October].

"Two men have been arrested and are currently being questioned in connection with the incident."

A force spokeswoman refused to say how Leeds were linked to the alleged crime or whether the two men were connected to the club.

A statement from Leeds United said: 'Leeds United Football Club have been advised by West Yorkshire Police of an ongoing investigation, and in line with club policy full co-operation has been extended to the police.

'Any further comment cannot or will not be made by the club until the police investigation has been concluded and the club informed of that conclusion.''

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that two men were still being questioned in custody.

The force refused to give any further information including where the alleged assault took place or the ages of the men.