It happened at the bus stop opposite the Royal Hall, Ripon Road, at approximately 4.50pm on Monday 21 May 2018. The victim, a 16-year-old school girl was sat waiting for her bus when she was approached and punched in the face by an unknown man.
The man involved is described as white, aged about 40 years old and 5ft 9in tall. He had a bald head and was wearing a bright green t-shirt with a logo in the middle and khaki coloured shorts.
In particular, police are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed the incident take place.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC 614 Ross Baldwin. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12180089142.