Woman threatened and left very shaken by Harrogate incident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was threatened by two teenage boys in Harrogate, who then went on to smash the back window of her car.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 10:54 am
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 10:55 am

At around 6.10pm on Saturday, January 25, the woman was parking her car on Strawberry Dale Terrace, just off Franklin Road, when she was approached by the boys.

As she was just about to get out of her navy Mini, one of the boys shouted at her to get out of the car, and the other showed her that he was carrying a baton in his hand.

The woman stayed in the car and locked her doors, as the boy with the baton then smashed the back window of her car. The boys then left the scene, running in the direction of Mayfield Grove.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was threatened by two teenage boys in Harrogate, who then went on to smash the back window of her car.

Police said the woman was unhurt, but left very shaken by the incident.

Around the same time as this incident, police received a report of another vehicle, which was parked nearby on Nydd Vale Terrace, also having its window smashed.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses who were on Franklin Road or Nydd Vale Terrace, who either witnessed the cars being damaged or saw anything suspicious, to contact them.

The boys are described by police as young teenagers, potentially aged between 13-16 years old. Both had a fair complexion and were wearing black puffer-type jackets. One boy was thought to be wearing dark grey jogging bottoms.

Anyone who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101, select option one and speak to the force control room.