WITNESSES are being sought after a woman was sexually assaulted in the early hours of the morning.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, reported that she had been attacked by a man at some time between 3.05am and 6.20am in Whitby on Sunday, April 15.

She had been on a night out in town and the incident occurred as she was walking from Windsor Terrace onto Esk Terrace.

The suspect is described as a man wearing a dark blue hooded top.

Detectives conducted enquiries throughout Sunday and have spoken to nearby residents as part of the ongoing investigation.

They are appealing for people to come forward who may have seen the victim and the suspect between 4am and 6.30am on Sunday in the Windsor Terrace, Esk Terrace and adjacent streets in Whitby.

  • If you can help, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Scarborough Serious Crime Team. Or email the Officer In the Case, DC Jon Kenworthy, at jon.kenworthy@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
  • Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  • Please quote reference 12180063948 when passing on information.