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Witness Appeal After York Sexual Assault

North Yorkshire Police

12:07pm 10th September 2014

Detectives in York are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in the city. It occurred between 12.30am and 1am on Friday 5 September 2014, on the footbridge which crosses the railway between York District Hospital and Grosvenor Road.

 The 29-year-old, York woman, was walking across the bridge when she was approached by a man who exposed himself and made suggestive comments, before pushing her against a wall. The victim engaged the suspect in conversation and managed to get away from him without being physically injured.

 The man is described as having an olive complexion, aged in his early 30s, about 5ft 10in tall, with a slim build and brown hair, cut short but in a curtains style. He spoke with a foreign accent and said he had been in the country for about a year.

Detective Sergeant Steve Wilson, of York CID, said: “Thankfully the woman was not injured as a result of this incident. However, she was left shaken by the experience.“If you witnessed the assault or have any information which could identify the man responsible, I urge you to contact the police straight away.”

Anyone who can help with this enquiry should contact York CID on 101, select option 2 and ask for Steve Wilson. Alternatively, information can be emailed to yorkcid@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.  For anyone who would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Please quote reference number 12140151835, when providing information about this incident.


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