Schoolgirl assaulted in Knaresborough

A ten-year-old girl has been assaulted in Knaresborough.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 3:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 3:16 pm
The incident occurred at the traffic lights on the corner of Chain Lane and York Road on November 19.

Here are ten unusual facts about HarrogateNorth Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information following the incident, which took place on Tuesday, November 19 between 8.45am and 9am.

The victim and her friend were waiting at the traffic lights on the corner of Chain Lane and York Road, near to the Lidl supermarket in Knaresborough, when an unknown man walked up York Road from the old Lidl towards them, snapped his fingers in their faces and then poked the victim on the nose and pushed her over to the floor.

The man then walked up York Road towards the town centre.

The victim and her friend made their way to school and informed their teacher who contacted the police.

Police carried out a search for the man but he was not located.

He is described as white, approximately 5ft 11 inches, of slim build and aged in his late 20s.

Plans revealed for new Aldi store in KnaresboroughHe has short spiked brown hair with shaved sides and brown stubble. He was wearing a brown leather coat with a green hooded jacket and white t-shirt underneath, white dirty trousers which had a solid black stripe down the side and black Nike trainers. He was also carrying a black rucksack which had a white symbol on the pocket.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen a man matching the description in Knaresborough at that time to contact them.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two, and ask for Helen Barrett or email [email protected]

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

What is Thinking Place and what does £45,000 get Harrogate?Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190212802.