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Harrogate Police witness appeal after teenage girl sexually assaulted by man

Last modified: 22 June 2021 at 04:36pm

Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl in Harrogate are appealing for witnesses and information.

The incident occurred as the victim was walking along King’s Road towards Coppice Drive at around 3.50pm on Monday (14 June 2021).

She was approached from behind by a man who touched her on her rear and chest.

The man then walked back in the direction he had come from towards the A61 junction.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his 20s, thin build, long face and clean shaven, and he has long, light-brown and slightly curly hair which was tied back. He was wearing a red and grey backpack.

The victim and her family are being supported by the police while enquiries continue.

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or make a report online via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Please quote reference number 12210139452 when providing details.

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