Woman sexually assaulted in city centre alley

Three Cranes Lane in York. Photographs: Richard McDougall

Police are hunting for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in York city centre.

It happened on Three Cranes Lane shortly before 11pm on Saturday (23 November).

The victim was sexually assaulted by a male at the end of the alley by St Sampsons Square, between the Three Cranes pub and Pizza Express.

The alley runs between the Three Cranes and Pizza Express
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.”

A 54-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact the police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for DC Chris Stapleton
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email DC Stapleton here
Quote reference number 12190215798