Sex assault outside town supermarket

NADV. The crime scene at ASDA supermarket. 110505ARpic.

NADV. The crime scene at ASDA supermarket. 110505ARpic.

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A YOUNG woman has been sexually assaulted outside the Asda store on Bower Road in Harrogate.

Police cordoned off the main road outside the supermarket after the attack early yesterday morning.

Police tape was put up at about 6.30am, although the main store remained open to shoppers while officers investigated the incident.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said yesterday: “Police are investigating after reports that a young woman was sexually assaulted outside Asda, in Bower Road.

“The investigation is still at a very early stage and we are unable to comment further at this stage.”

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Harrogate CID on 0845 6060247 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.