York & North Yorkshire

Man sought over Whitby sex assault

Gheorghe Mighali
Image caption Mr Mighali is understood to have been in Whitby in the days before the attack

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a man in connection with a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Whitby.

Detectives said they wanted to speak to Gheorghe Mighali, 27, a Romanian national of no fixed address, to "assist in the investigation".

The assault took place between 21:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT on 9 March.

Officers said Mr Mighali was known to have been in the area in the days before the incident.

Det Ch Insp Andrea Kell, from North Yorkshire Police, said: "I am appealing for people to contact the police if they have seen Gheorghe Mighali or a man matching his description.

"He was last seen in Newcastle on Tuesday 12 March but it is possible that he could be using public transport to visit any part of the country."

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