Appeal: Serious Sexual Assault in York Being Investigated by West Yorkshire Police

Tuesday, 12 June, 2018

Police are appealing for information as part of an investigation in to a serious sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl which is reported to have occurred in the toilets of a supermarket in York in March.

From initial enquiries, it is understood that the offence took place in the disabled toilet at the Tesco Extra store, Clifton Moor Centre, Stirling Road, York. The date of the offence is not known but was possibly on a Saturday afternoon.

The investigation is being led by West Yorkshire Police as part of a wider investigation. Officers have confirmed that the offence was not reported either to the police or security at the store at the time. The victim however reports she was visibly distraught following this offence and was spoken to at the time by an elderly couple.

PC Simon Kingdon, of Kirklees Child Safeguarding Unit, said: “We appreciate that the information we have is vague but we are hopeful that this will have stuck in someone’s memory.

“We are interested in speaking not only to the elderly couple who have approached the victim but also anyone else who recalls seeing a visibly distraught white teenage girl in company with an older white teenage boy in this store in March.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kirklees Child Safeguarding Unit via 101, quoting crime reference 13180170130. If calling from the North Yorkshire area, you will need to select the option on the 101 line to be put through to West Yorkshire Police.”

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