Detectives continue investigation into serious sexual assault on girl, 14, in Harrogate's Valley Gardens

The crime scene, near Harlow Moor Road.
The crime scene, near Harlow Moor Road.
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Detectives are today continuing their investigations into a serious sexual assault carried out by three men on a 14-year-old girl in Harrogate.

The teenager was grabbed by three men in the town’s Valley Gardens at around 4am yesterday (Tuesday. February 16).

She was taken to a wooded area near Harlow Moor Road and subjected to a serious sexual assault.

Detective Inspector Mark Pearson said: “The scene remains cordoned off today so police can carry out a thorough search of the area.

“The victim continues to be offered support by specially-trained officers while investigations continue.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number NYP16022016-213.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.