Updated: Serious sexual assault in York – man arrested

Detectives made a public appeal
1 Jun 2017 @ 10.56 am
| Crime, News

A young woman was the victim of a serious sexual assault in York.

The incident happened in the early hours of Monday (May 29).

On Thursday (June 1) York detectives issued a CCTV image of a man they needed to urgently trace in connection with the investigation. It was taken from the Kuda Nightclub on Clifford Street at around 2.45am.

That same afternoon police revealed they had arrested a man aged in his late 20s in connection with the investigation.

He was identified and located as a direct result of the media appeal using the CCTV image.

‘Grateful for the public’s help’

A police spokesman said: “We are grateful to the media and the public for supporting the appeal.”

The man is expected to be detained in custody overnight for questioning.

The victim, a woman aged in her late teens, is receiving support from specially trained police officers while the investigation continues.

Anyone who has any information for the police about the incident can contact them on the number 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 call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12170092707