POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information about a sexual assault that occurred in Sherburn in Elmet earlier this week.

The incident happened in Garden Lane at around 9am on Tuesday (May 11) - and involved a male suspect inappropriately touching a teenage girl.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"The suspect is believed to have been wearing black mesh trainers – no further description is known."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC 749, David Clark. You can also email david.clark@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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

North Yorkshire Police reference number: 12210115629.