An investigation has started in Scarborough after a woman managed to escape after being grabbed behind by a man.
The 18-year-old was at the junction of Castle Road and North Street in the early hours of yesterday morning when the man grabbed her.
She managed to get away after a short struggle.
Officers are trying to find the man, who is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall with a stocky build and short blond hair. The man has tattoos on his arms and speaks with an Irish accent. He was wearing a grey patterned top and blue jeans.
During the incident the suspect made a comment which suggests he is a visitor to the town and staying in a local hotel.