Woman sexually assaulted on York cycle path

The entrance to the cycle path which links Crichton Avenue with Wigginton Road in York. Photograph © Google Street View
5 Sep 2016 @ 8.11 pm
| Crime
The entrance to the cycle path which links Crichton Avenue with Wigginton Road in York. Photograph © Google Street View
The entrance to the cycle path which links Crichton Avenue with Wigginton Road in York. Photograph © Google Street View

A woman has been sexually assaulted on a York cycle path.

The incident was reported to police at 2.50am on Monday (September 5). It happened on the cycle path on the junction between Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road.

An investigation to trace the unknown male suspect and establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.

Forensic searches of the cycle path completed shortly after 4.30pm on Monday.

The victim, a woman in her late twenties, is being supported by specially trained officers.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or has any information, is asked to contact the police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12160161137