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Appeal for witnesses following alleged assault of 12-year-old girl in Harrogate

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information and witnesses to come forward following an alleged assault of a 12-year-old girl in Harrogate.

The incident took place at around  21:00 hours on the evening of Sunday 7 August 2016 on the B6161 (Oaker Bank) near to The Old Spring Well Public House.

The incident involved an alleged assault of a 12-year-old girl by a group of 4 similarly aged girls on the roadside.

Police are particularly interested in speaking to a woman who stopped at the scene. She is described as white, in her fifties, with dark brown, bobbed hair, glasses. She was driving a red car and stopped to check on the well-being of the victim – police believe that she may be a vital witness to the incident itself.

Anyone with information that could assist this investigation should contact us on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC 1067 Walker. You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12160147829.


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