York & North Yorkshire

Serious sexual assault on teenage girl near York pub

King's Staith next to the River Ouse in York Image copyright DS Pugh
Image caption The sexual assault happened near the River Ouse in York

A 17-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted near the River Ouse in York.

Police described the attack, close to the Lowther pub at about 22:30 BST on Saturday, as "serious".

A cordon has been set up in the area and police are carrying out forensic work, searches and house-to-house inquiries.

The suspect is described as Asian, aged between 20 and 30, around 5ft 10in tall, of slim build with short, black hair.

He was wearing a dark hoodie or jumper, dark trousers, a white T-shirt and spoke with a local accent, North Yorkshire Police said.

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