York & North Yorkshire

York schoolgirl attack: Man charged with assault

A man has been charged after a 15-year-old girl was attacked while walking out of her school grounds in York.

The pupil at the Joseph Rowntree School, on Haxby Road, escaped unharmed after biting her attacker on Friday.

North Yorkshire Police described the attack as "frightening".

James Colby, 27, from York, has been charged with assault and remanded in custody. He is due to appear at York Magistrates' Court later.