A man with a missing front tooth is being sought in connection with a serious sexual assault in Harrogate.

It is the second such assault in a week and women are being warned to take care while walking around the town alone. The latest assault happened at around 1am last Thursday when a woman in her 20s was dragged into the grounds of Park Place Flats, in the Christchurch area of The Stray.

During the struggle it is believed the woman may have knocked out the man's lower front incisor - such a tooth was found at the scene and is being examined by forensic experts.

Detective Inspector Neil Thewsey said: "Someone must know the identity of a man who came home or turned up for work with a front tooth out."

The man is described as around 5ft 10in, in his early 20s, with very short, possibly cropped mousy hair. He was wearing white trainers and a hip-length jacket in thin material.

Exactly a week earlier, in the early hours of November 16, another woman was attacked as she walked along Stray Rein, approximately a quarter of a mile from the latest attack.

Anyone who has details about either attack should call 01423 505541.