Appeal after woman punched and kicked in the face

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Scarborough police have today released details of an assault in a bid to trace the woman who was hit and kicked in the head.

At around 2am on the morning of Saturday July 28, a 45-year-old Scarborough woman was walking with a male companion and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog along Westborough.

The woman was assaulted after becoming involved in an altercation with a group of men.

She sustained substantial face and eye injuries following the assault during which she was punched and kicked in the face.

Following the incident, the victim approached a group of people to ask for help and handed her mobile phone to a woman who was with another group of people near to the train station. The woman rang the police using the victim’s phone, but left no contact information.

Police are appealing for the woman and the group of people she was with to contact them as they could have vital information which could assist the investigation.

They would also like to hear from anyone else who witnessed the incident.

If you are the woman or if you witnessed the incident, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Darrel Temple or email darrel.temple@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers and pass information on anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

A local man in his twenties has been arrested and released on bail while enquiries continue.