Do you know this man? Police appeal after assault

POlice are trying to trace thsi man in connection with an indecent assault in the Valley Gardens.
POlice are trying to trace thsi man in connection with an indecent assault in the Valley Gardens.

A woman in Harrogate managed to capture a partial photograph of the man she says touched her bottom and tried to kiss her as she walked in the Valley Gardens.

Police would now like to talk to this man, pictured right, in connection with the indecent assault which allegedly occurred at around 5pm on Saturday, June 9.

Investigating detectives, of Harrogate CID, said a 24-year-old woman was taking pictures in the Valley Gardens when the man approached her.

“Clearly the behaviour of this man is completely unacceptable and I hope that someone will recognise him from the image and tell us who he is,” said DC Fiona Ayre, adding that there have been a number of similar incidents in recent months.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for Fiona Ayre. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555111.