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York pensioner sexually assaulted

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1:16pm 10th March 2011
(Updated 12:52pm 11th March 2011)


A York pensioner's been sexually assaulted in the doorway of her Micklegate home.

The attack happened on Sunday (6th March 2011) as a reportedly drunk man pushed her over and assaulted her.

A passer-by heard her screams and stopped the attack.

He's been praised by police for his actions.

25 year old Stephen William Hawes appeared before York Magistrates’ Court on Monday (7th March 2011) charged with one count of knowingly and recklessly trespassing on premises with intent to commit a sexual offence and another count of sexual assault.

He is due to appear before the court again on March 14th 2011.

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