Reports of a man acting suspiciously and following a woman and a girl in the Bilton area of Harrogate

16 June 2016

In the last week, North Yorkshire Police have received two separate reports of a man acting suspiciously and following a 23-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl in the Bilton area of Harrogate.

The reports gave a description of the man being between 5’7’’ and 5’8’’ tall with short brown hair, wearing a black hoody, black jeans and black trainers. One report stated that the man was seen to drive a black Audi.

Police would like to point out that no one has been physically harmed, however they are wanting to raise awareness of the incident and remind women and girls in the local area to be vigilant and safe. Enquiries are currently ongoing and local officers are consulting CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses in a bid to try identify the alleged offender.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed a man acting suspiciously in the area, or if they believe they have been followed by a man who matches the description, to contact Police on 101 an ask to speak to Force Control Room. Please quote reference 12160104602

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