Police are investigating after a woman who asked a family not to leave litter on a beach was assaulted.

The woman spoke to two other women, who had young children with them, and who became aggressive towards her.

One of the women then punched the victim in the face.

The incident happened on Filey beach at around 6pm on Friday, August 7. The victim, who is in her 50s, reported being in pain from the punch but did not sustain any major injuries.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, officers are appealing for information from anyone that has witnessed the lead up to the assault or can provide the identities of those involved.

The attacker was described as of Asian appearance and the woman she was with was described as black, and they were with a number of young children. No further description is currently available.

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

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

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12200135843.