Two teenage girls were victims of sexual assault in York city centre.

Police are appealing for a vital witness to come forward, after the serious sexual assault that occurred in the early hours of Sunday (25 August).

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • To assist the investigation, officers would like to trace a woman who spoke to two teenage girls in the area of York Minster and McDonald’s on Blake Street.

    One of the teenage girls was very upset, which prompted the woman to ask about their welfare.

The conversation would have taken place between 3.30am and 4.30am.

If you are that woman, or know who she is, please contact North Yorkshire Police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12190158565

Dial 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID. Please quote reference number 12190158565 when passing information.