York & North Yorkshire

Harrogate sex assault suspect bailed

A man has been arrested after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in Harrogate.

The victim was attacked in the Jennyfields area of the town last Tuesday.

North Yorkshire Police said a 50-year-old man was detained in the town on Saturday and has been released on conditional bail.

Detectives said inquiries into the assault were "very much ongoing" and urged witnesses to come forward.

The force has also stepped up patrols in the area,

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