Teenager sexually assaulted in York

Skeldergate Bridge in York. Photograph © Allan Harris on Flickr
21 Sep 2016 @ 4.47 pm
| Crime
Skeldergate Bridge in York. Photograph © Allan Harris on Flickr
Skeldergate Bridge in York. Photograph © Allan Harris on Flickr

A teenager has been sexually assaulted in York city centre.

Police are investigating the assault which occurred in the Skeldergate Bridge area of York between 1am and 2am on Saturday (September 17).

The female victim, who is aged in her late teens, is receiving specialist support while enquiries are on-going to determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident. An area was cordoned off below the bridge on Saturday as part of the investigation.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation. Following questioning, he was released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police: details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the Force Control Room
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12160169475