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15-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Willerby

A 15-year-old girl is recovering after being alleged sexually assaulted whilst walking home from a friend's house in Willerby near Hull. It happened on Saturday evening around 10.15pm in a passageway between the Parkway and Hawthorne Avenue.

A man, believed to be about 18-years-old, allegedly started shouting sexual remarks to the girl, before catching up with her and pinning the girl against a wall, where he indecently touched her and continued with explicit remarks and demands. The teenager managed to fight him off and escaped.

The man had a hood pulled over his face, during the incident but is believed to be white, between 18 and 20-years-old and between 5ft 8in to 5ft 10 ins tall. wearing a black hoody and grey knee length shots in the style of jogging bottoms.

"The victim has been very courageous however the ordeal has taken its toll on her and is still coming to terms with the incident. I would like anyone who thinks they may be able to help identify the man from his clothing to ring me."

– Detective Constable Teresa Colledge, Humberside Police

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Statement: possible job losses in Hull caravan industry

There are claims that around 350 jobs may be at risk at Willerby Holiday Homes, one of the region's biggest caravan manufacturers.

The company has issued this statement:

Following the Government's announcement to impose VAT on the sale of new static caravans / holiday homes...the Management of Willerby Holiday Homes had to regrettably announce notice of potential redundancies to its employees.....As yet the scale of any structural changes are not certain.....Willerby Holiday Homes will do all in its power to minimise the negative impacts of any changes to its employees and broader stakeholders.

– Willerby Holiday Homes

MP speaks out over proposed caravan VAT

There are claims that around 350 jobs may be at risk at Willerby Holiday Homes, one of the region's biggest caravan manufacturers.

Willerby is understood to have told local MPs that the move is "purely precautionary", "not definite" and will give the company "flexibility".

This follows the Chancellor's proposal to levy 20% VAT on static caravans from October.

Karl Turner, Labour MP for Hull East, has reacted to the possible redundancies.

Hundreds of caravan workers "face redundancy."

There are claims that around 350 jobs may be at risk at one of the region's biggest caravan manufacturers. It is understood that Willerby Holiday Homes, in Hull, has sent a form to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, giving notice that 350 people are at risk of redundancy.

Willerby is understood to have told local MPs that the move is "purely precautionary", "not definite" and will give the company "flexibility". It is believed the move is a response to the Chancellor's proposal to levy 20% VAT on static caravans from October.

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