Search for man in connection with sexual assault in Whitby

Gheorghe Mighali

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for help to find a man in connection with a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Whitby last weekend.

Detectives want to speak to Gheorghe Mighali, 27, of no fixed abode, to help the investigation.

He is known to have visited the Whitby area on or around Tuesday March 5. He was seen in Middlesbrough on Thursday March 7, in Hartlepool on Friday and Newcastle the following Tuesday.

The incident in Whitby occurred in the Stakesby Road and Station Avenue area between 9pm and 10pm on Saturday March 9.

The victim, who is aged in her mid-teens, was approached and sexually assaulted by an unknown man.