Small child assaulted in York city centre – police appeal for witnesses

The junction of St Leonard's Place and Museum Street. Photograph: Richard McDougall
18 Jul 2016 @ 8.34 pm
| Crime
The junction of St Leonard's Place and Museum Street. Photograph: Richard McDougall
The junction of St Leonard’s Place and Museum Street. Photograph: Richard McDougall

A young girl was assaulted in York city centre and police are appealing for witnesses.

It happened on the corner of St Leonards Place and Museum Street at around 11.20am on Saturday, July 9.

Police say the incident “involved an assault against a small female child and was followed by an incident of disorder between two adult males”.

A man has been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

A police spokesman said:

We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information about the assault and the following disorder.

If you can help police, contact them – details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC 1843 Hughes
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email PC Hughes here
Quote reference number 12160121217