Man arrested after inappropriate sexual comments made towards teenager in Scarborough town centre

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man made persistent inappropriate comments to a teenager in Scarborough.

By Corinne Macdonald
Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 3:58 pm
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At 7.45am this morning, the 17-year-old victim called North Yorkshire Police stating that a man had been persistently making comments of a sexual nature towards her at a bus stop in Westborough, Scarborough.

Officers attended immediately, and arrested a man a short distance away in connection with the incident.

The suspect, a man in his 30s, remains in custody while enquiries continue.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “This is clearly a concerning incident, but we can reassure people that a man has been arrested and enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances.

"There may have been other people in the area who witnessed this incident – anyone with any information that could assist our investigation is asked to get in touch.”

To provide information, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12210224459, or email [email protected].