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.

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.