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Fresh Appeal After Serious Sexual Assult In York


5:22am 20th June 2014

The assault occurred near to St Georges Field Car Park at just after 1.30am on Monday 3 March 2014.

CCTV has been released of two men police would like to speak to.

The victim, a local woman aged in her early 20s, was walking home alone after a night out with friends when she was subjected to a serious assault by an unknown man.

The witnesses officers need to speak to are two men, who were in the Coney Street area at around 1am on Monday 3 March 2014, before walking along Ouse Bridge passing by Tesco Express, down the steps at the side of The Slug and Lettuce on to Kings Staith. They then walked past The Lowther public house along the River Ouse towards Blue Bridge passing St Georges Field Car Park.

The first man is described as being white and around 6ft tall. He was wearing a dark hat with a lighter coloured bobble with writing on the front. He was also wearing a hooded military style jacket, worn with the hood down and fastened to the chin, and was possibly wearing jeans.

The second man is also white and slightly shorter in height. He has short dark hair and wearing a dark waist length jacket, lighter coloured shirt, possibly jeans and dark smart shoes.

A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the assault remains on bail while police enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Allan Harder, of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Crime Unit, said:

“If either of the men pictured is you, I urge you to come forward and contact the police straight away as you may witnessed something which could help to progress this investigation further."

“I am also encouraging anyone who recognises the witnesses to either ask them to contact me or to get in touch with the police with their details.”

Anyone who can help to identify the witnesses should contact York police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Allan Harder. Alternatively, information can be emailed to MajorCrimeUnit@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk  

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140034199.

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