Woman attacked with a doner kebab

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Police in Scarborough are appealing for information after a 26-year-old local woman had a doner kebab smeared in her face at a takeaway restaurant.

The alleged assault occurred just after 3am on Saturday in Express Pizza in St Thomas Street.

The male suspect left the takeaway following the incident and got into a taxi to an unknown location.

He is described as white, aged around 30, with short brown hair. He was wearing a white long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.

He was with another man aged between 25 and 30 with short brown hair who was wearing a white short-sleeve top and dark jeans.

Special Constable Liam Cromack, of the Scarborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This apparently unprovoked attack left the woman extremely upset and distressed. We are doing everything we can to identify the man involved in the alleged assault.

“From enquiries it is known that the takeaway was very busy at the time of the incident, with a number of potential witnesses yet to come forward.

“I also need to track down the taxi driver who picked up the suspect on St Thomas Street.

“If you know anything about this incident and can help, I urge you to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Liam Cromack. Or email liam.cromack@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140166119 when providing details about this incident.