4-year-old girl attacked in York

Police are investigating after a four-year-old girl was attacked in York city centre.

It happened on the footpath between High Ousegate and Coppergate at around 1.30pm on Friday 15 February 2013.

The child was not injured.

A 26-year-old woman was arrested at the scene of the incident and has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

The woman was in company with another young child and a man at the time.

As part of the investigation officers need witnesses to contact them with information.

We are treating this incident very seriously and need the assistance of any members of the public who were in the area at the time and saw what happened.

It was a busy time of day in a busy area of the city and someone must have seen something which can help the investigation.

If you have any information that can assist with our enquiries please get in touch with the police or Crimestoppers.

– Detective Inspector Sean Page, North Yorkshire Police