Scarborough: Appeal following assault of young child
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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about an assault of a young child that happened in a Scarborough coach park.
The assault took place at William Street Coach Park, Dean Road at around 2:30pm on Wednesday 5 April 2023. This involved a man forcibly grabbing an eight-year-old child, who was playing, resulting in minor reddening to the child's arm.
We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.
In particular, we are appealing for information about a man, woman and child who walked away from the scene towards Dean Road and Columbus Ravine.
The man has been described by the child as being in his 50’s with a grey beard and grey hair. His height is approximately 5ft 4”, he is of a medium build and was wearing a grey jacket and grey boots.
The woman is described as white, in her 40's, wearing a grey and pink coat and sunglasses. The child, who was with them was likely to be wearing a dark green coat and had a monster truck toy.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email [email protected]
You can also call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Zoe Todd.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12230060526.