Police said the 54-year-old local woman was attacked at around 23:20 BST on Saturday close to the junction of Tulip Street and Beza Road in the Hunslet area of the cityvirtual office .

The attacker, a white male in his early to mid-20s, later fled the scene on a bicycle.

Detectives said the victim believed she had spoken to her attacker outside The Engine pub earlier in the nightreenex cps.

She suffered a number of injures which required medical treatment and is being supported by specially trained officers.

Det Ch Insp Jim Dunkerley said: "I am very keen to identify the suspect who was riding a bike and had a number of distinctive cuts to his hands.

"He spoke to the victim and said the cuts had been due to a domestic argument with his wifereenex cps ."

Det Ch Insp Dunkerley said additional neighbourhood patrols were taking place in the area to reassure local people.