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Witness appeal after girl assaulted in Thirsk

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Thirsk.

At about 3.20pm on Saturday 13 October, a 14-year-old girl was assaulted by a man as she walked along a footpath between Sowerby Road and Topcliffe Road, leading on to Holly Close.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his 30s, with medium length dark brown or black hair, slightly receding on the forehead, and a thick dark brown or black beard. He was wearing a dark clothing and white shoes.

DC Adam Scott said: “This is a very concerning incident, so I am asking anyone with information that could assist the investigation to contact the police.”

Anyone with any information about the incident, or who can assist the investigation, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police. Please dial 101, select option 2, and ask for DC Adam Scott, of Northallerton Serious Crime Team. Quote reference number 12180191741 when passing information.

Last modified: October 16, 2018