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Appeal following Selby sexual incident

December 6, 2012, 3:29 pm

Selby police are asking for help to identify a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Bright Walk.

Incident 2

At around 9.40am on the morning of Wednesday 5 December 2012, the victim was walking along Buller Street carrying shopping.

She became aware of a man following her who continued to follow her until she dropped her phone near Bright Walk. When she turned to pick up her phone, she noticed the man was walking slowly towards her and had his hands down the front of his tracksuit trousers.

The woman was alarmed by this and dropped her shopping. She asked the man what he was doing and asked him to go away, to which he mumbled something she could not understand.

The man then walked past the woman and touched her bottom. The victim shouted at him and told him to get off. He then tried to touch her again before walking off.

Police are appealing for anyone with information which could assist the investigation to contact them. This includes anyone who can help identify the suspect, anyone who saw a man or youth matching his description in the area between Buller Street and Bright Walk, or anyone who saw the actual incident take place.

The suspect is described as white, around 5ft 4in tall, aged around 17 to 18 and had a dark coloured goatee beard. This was noticeable to the victim as he had a young face. He was wearing a dark coloured beanie hat and tracksuit trousers.

PC Neel Seth of Selby police said: “This is totally unacceptable and alarming behaviour and this person must be stopped before he does it again. I urge anyone who can assist the investigation to contact Selby police as a matter of urgency. Although the victim was physically uninjured, she was very shaken up by the experience.

“Any other women who have been subjected to this type of incident are also urged to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 12120204793.

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