Appeal following lewd incident

Man made lewd gestures towards teenage girl
Man made lewd gestures towards teenage girl

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident where a man made lewd gestures towards a teenage girl.

The incident happened on Westwood at approximately 4.30pm on Thursday 6 October.

A police spokesman said: "We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"In particular, we are appealing for information about the man. He is described as white, aged between 40 and 45 years. He is approximately 5 foot 6 in height and of a medium build with a beer belly. He has short shaved hair with a pale complexion.

"He was wearing dark grey jogging bottoms and a gray cardigen. He had a blue/purple t-shirt underneath that and had trainers on."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact the police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Liam Carter. You can also email

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

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12160182265.