Woman in her 20s victim of ‘serious sexual assault’ in York

27 Nov 2014 @ 8.35 pm
| Crime

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Police placed a cordon next to the Parish pub on Micklegate. Photograph: Google Street View
Police are investigating a report of a serious sexual assault in York.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, is currently being supported by specially trained officers following the incident which occurred in the city centre in the early hours of Thursday (November 27).

Officers are currently making enquiries in the area and placed cordons behind the Parish pub on Micklegate and near Yates’ on Low Ousegate.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrea Kell, of York CID, said: “The investigation is at a very early stage and I urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the city centre in the early hours of Thursday morning to come forward with information.”

Anyone who can help the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for York CID.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to [email protected].

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.