Man arrested after woman sexually assaulted at city centre bus stop

The bus stop on Low Ousegate. Photograph: YorkMix
9 Jul 2020 @ 4.37 pm
| Crime

A woman was sexually assaulted on a busy York street during the rush hour.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at the bus stop on Low Ousegate near to the Tesco Express store.

At around 6pm on Wednesday (8 July) the woman was standing at the bus stop when a man approached her, touched and spoke to her in an inappropriate manner.

The woman managed to removed herself from the situation unharmed, but she was left very shaken by the incident.

The man then left the bus stop and walked down Low Ousegate, towards Spurriergate.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them, as they may hold information which is important to the investigation.

The man walked down Low Ousegate towards Spurriergate

They are particularly appealing for a woman who was also waiting at the bus stop, who may of witnessed the incident, to get in touch.

Anyone who could help the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the incident and currently remains in police custody.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Force Control Room
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12200116041

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