Harrogate sex attack – man arrested

NADV 1410168AM2 The Jennyfield area attack scene. (14101068AM2)
NADV 1410168AM2 The Jennyfield area attack scene. (14101068AM2)

Detectives investigating a sexual assault in the Jennyfields area of Harrogate have arrested a local man in connection with the incident.

The man, aged 50, was arrested in Harrogate on Saturday, October 18, and has been released on conditional police bail following questioning, to allow for further enquiries.

Officers say they have been offering the victim continued specialist support since the incident, which happened on Tuesday, October 14.

Despite the man’s arrest, they say, the investigation remains ongoing and detectives are urging anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken to the police, to come forward.

Det Insp Nichola Holden, of Harrogate CID, said: “Enquiries into this serious incident are very much ongoing, however I would like to reassure local residents that we have made significant progress this week.

“In addition, regular patrols will continue in the Jennyfields area to provide extra reassurance to the public.

“We are still seeking information about this incident and I urge any witnesses to get in touch with the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

To report information, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 2 - and ask for Harrogate CID.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference NYP-14102014-0103.