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Teenager assaulted outside York school

A 15 year old girl has been assaulted as she left Joseph Rowntree School in York. The teenager was approached by a man as she left the school grounds alone at around 4pm, Friday 28 November.

The girl fought back and bit the man on his hand. When she told him to leave her alone he walked away in the direction of Haxby Road and did not speak to her.

The girl was physically unhurt but very shaken and was seen by a paramedic at the school as a precaution.

The man is described as white, aged in his mid to late twenties, of thin build with dark circles under his eyes. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with yellow writing on the front with the hood pulled up, dark coloured trousers with white stripes up to the knees and dirty white trainers. It is likely that he will have a cut to his hand where he was bitten.

North Yorkshire Police has praised the victim's bravery.

Extra police patrols are in the area and officers are asking pupils, parents and local people to be vigilant and report any suspicious people or activity.

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79-year-old injured after men burst into her home

Police are appealing for information after a 79-year-old woman was left terrified when two men forced their way into her home in Middlesbrough and stole money.

The woman answered a knock at her door on Thursday afternoon (27th November) in Stratford Crescent in Middlesbrough. Two men wearing black burst in, knocking her to the ground.

They stole cash, then fled, leaving their elderly victim injured from the fall. The made off towards Beadon Grove.

The victim was taken to James Cook University Hospital and released after treatment. She has been left extremely shaken by the incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the police.

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