An appeal has been launched after a naked man approached a group of three women while they were out on an afternoon woodland walk in a Hall’s gardens.

The incident happened at around 3.40pm on Thursday, June 30 in the gardens of Newby Hall near Ripon.

A naked man approached a group of three women who were taking a woodland walk through the hall's gardens.

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Police are appealing for help in identifying the man and are particularly appealing for anyone who was at Newby Hall Gardens in the day and may have information that could help the investigation.

The man has been described as white, aged 40-50 years old, 6 foot to 6 foot 2 inches tall, of a medium build with a slight beer belly and dark brown hair in the style of a short back and sides.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email You can also call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC 1505 Jackson.

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

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12220113065.


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