Girl, 15, indecently assaulted in York before breaking free

6 Oct 2014 @ 1.52 pm
| Crime

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Huntington Road close to the roundabout with Monkgate. Photograph: Google Street View
A 15-year-old girl was indecently assaulted by a man on a York street, before breaking free.

The assault took place at around 7.50pm on Saturday, October 4, on Huntington Road near the roundabout with Monkgate.

Police say the 15-year-old girl was inappropriately touched by a man who pulled her towards him. However, she managed to break free.

The suspect, a black man, is described as:

  • aged in his late teens
  • skinny
  • with short braided hair.

He was wearing a cream coloured jacket and was carrying a backpack.

Detective Inspector Alan Rowan, of York CID said: “If you were in the Huntington Road area around the time of the incident, and believe you recognise the description of the suspect, I urge you to come forward and contact the police straight away.”

Anyone who can help should call York CID on 101, select option 2 and ask for Alan Rowan.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to [email protected].

For those who would prefer to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111.

Please quote reference number 12140171323.