Sexual assault in Scarborough

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Scarborough.

It happened at the junction of Valley Bridge Road and Somerset Terrace, Scarborough, at around 7pm on Friday.

The victim, a woman in her 50s, was walking home along Westwood when she was sexually assaulted by an unknown man.

The man is described as a white man in his late twenties, of medium build and around 5'10" tall. The man had short black hair and a dark beard and was wearing black trousers and a grey jumper.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "We are conducting inquiries and are requesting the public's assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact us on 101, select option 2, and ask for Phil Hazlewood. 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 12160065626