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Teenager Attacked in Selby


3:20pm 1st May 2012
(Updated 3:21pm 1st May 2012)

Attacked from behind and had something pulled over her head.

That's what happened to a teenager in Selby this morning.

The 18 year old victim screamed and managed to escape her attacker on Abbots Road.

She has been left extremely shaken.

Selby police are appealing for the public's help in catching the man responsible,

Official statament from North Yorkshire Police

The incident occurred between 12.30am and 12.45am on Tuesday 1st May 2012, when an 18 year old local woman was walking along Abbots Road.

The woman was passed by the suspect in an alleyway between Abbotts Mews and Abbots Road. She turned onto Abbots Road, walking towards the college, when she realised that the man had turned round and was following her.

As she approached a cul-de-sac near the college, the woman heard running footsteps and had something pulled over her head. She screamed loudly and managed to get away from the man without being injured.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged around 16 or 17, 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in tall, with a thin build and short blond hair which is shaved at the sides. At the time of the incident he was wearing a light grey hooded top, with a light coloured tee-shirt underneath.

Detective Constable Cheryl Quinn, of Selby CID, said:

"Thankfully the woman was not injured as a result of this shocking incident. However, she has naturally been left very shaken by the experience.

"I urge anyone who can help to identify the offender to contact the police or Crimestoppers immediately."

Anyone who can assist with this investigation is asked to contact Selby CID on 101 straight away, press option 2 and ask for Cheryl Quinn.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120068898.

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