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Girl assaulted in Knaresborough

Girl assaulted in Knaresborough

Published by Harry Long at 3:03pm 20th November 2019.

A 10 year-old girl has been assaulted in Knaresborough.  

  • A girl was assaulted by a man in Knaresborough yesterday.  
  • It happened on the  corner of Chain Lane and York Road.   
  • The man poked her before pushing her over.  

It happened yesterday morning between 8.45am and 9am on the corner of Chain Lane and York Road.   

The girl, who was with a friend, was approached by a man who poked her on the nose before pushing her over.  

The man then walked up York Road towards the town centre.

The victim and her friend made their way to school and informed their teacher who contacted the police.

Police carried out a search for the man but he was not located. He is described as White, approx. 5 ft 11 inches of slim build and aged in his late 20s. He has short spiked brown hair with shaved sides and brown stubble. He was wearing a brown leather coat with a green hoody and white t-shirt underneath, white dirty trousers which had a solid black stripe down the side and black Nike trainers. He was also carrying a black rucksack which had a white symbol on the pocket.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen the male described in Knaresborough at that time to contact them.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Helen Barrett or email Helen.Barrett@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190212802.