A MAN has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman in North Yorkshire.

The attack happened between 2.40am and 3.20am on Sunday, in King Street Car Park, Scarborough.

Police today confirmed an 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, and remains in custody.

A police cordon was placed around the car park on Sunday morning while investigations took place but has now been lifted. A police spokesman thanked the public for their patience while the cordon was in place.

Detectives are still urging anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area in the early hours of Sunday to contact them on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.