Police hunt man who followed York woman and demanded sex

Tennent Road, Acomb, York. Photograph © Google Street View
30 Mar 2017 @ 7.54 pm
| Crime, News

Police are hunting a driver who tried to force a York woman into his car and demanded sex.

The man, who drove a dark blue Vauxhall Astra, approached the woman on Tennent Road in Acomb at about 10am on Tuesday (March 28).

The suspect, who spoke with a Yorkshire accent, asked the woman where she was going – she replied “home”. The man then demanded that the victim get inside his car and stated that he wanted sex.

The victim ran off into an alleyway off Tennent Road. But the driver found her and approached her again.

The victim ran away again and approached a member of the public for help. At this point the suspect drove off.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

aged in his 30s
with stocky shoulders
of medium build
with olive skin and facial stubble.

He was wearing

a black T-shirt with writing on
and a dark Army-style coloured cap

Can you help police?

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“In particular, we are appealing for information about the suspect, the dark blue Vauxhall Astra and any witnesses to the incident.”

If you have any information that can help police contact them – details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Amanda Popely
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Amanda Popely here
Quote reference number 12170052040