Teenage girl sexually assaulted at sports field near York

A police guard at the Wheldrake Recreation Centre. Photographs: YorkMix
15 Nov 2020 @ 3.04 pm
| Crime

A teenage girl was sexually assaulted at a sports field near York early today (Sunday).

The assault happened at Wheldrake Recreation Centre, Broad Highway in Wheldrake at around 3.15am.

Police have launched an investigation.

There is police tape blocking three access points to the field. Two police officers are guarding the entrances from Broad Highway and Greengales Lane.

Police at Wheldrake Recreation Centre
Tape cordoning off the field
Another officer guards the gate from Greengales Lane
Crime scene tape next to the tennis courts

Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area of the sports fields or surrounding streets between 2am to 4.30am this morning and who may have information or dashcam footage which could assist the investigation.

If you have any information please call 101 quoting ref: 12200201099.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.