Serious sexual assault in York – police appeal for witnesses

A policeman guards the taped-off road at the scene of the assault in York. Photographs: Richard McDougall
14 Sep 2015 @ 3.13 pm
| News

A woman has been subject to a serious sexual assault in York.

The attack was reported to have occurred in the early hours of Monday morning (September 14) in the Hungate area of the city.

Police have closed streets in the area as they continue their investigation.

York St John University student accommodation on Carmelite Street was cordoned off. Other streets closed are Hungate, Dundas Street and Palmer Lane.

Stonebow and Garden Place remain open.

The scene showing the York St John University accommodation in the background
The scene showing the York St John University accommodation in the background

A York St John University spokesperson said:

The university is aware that in the early hours of September 14 the police and ambulance service were called to an incident in the Carmelite Street area of the city.

The university is supporting the police with their investigation and has no further comment at this time.

Detectives are asking for witnesses to come forward. Details of how to get in touch below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the York Serious Crime Team
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12150161972