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Appeal after Northallerton sexual assault

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Police in Northallerton are appealing for witnesses following a report of a sexual assault.

It's believed to have happened on Wooden Hill Lane in Romanby, off Ainderby Road just after 7pm on the night of Sunday 13 August (2017).

The victim was walking along the lane near kennels at the back of the football field when a man walked past her and touched her sexually through her clothing.

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, and in particular are keen to speak to a man who stopped to talk to the victim before the incident happened.

The man - and anyone who was in the Wooden Hill Lane area of Northallerton between 6.30pm and 7.15pm on Sunday 13 August is being urged to contact the police.

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Five masked men force way into Northallerton home

Vicars Croft, Northallerton

People living in a Northallerton house have been left shocked after five masked men forced their way into their home on Vicars Croft.

The men threatened the occupants inside at 11pm on October 18, and seriously assaulted a 26-year-old man before leaving the area. It is believed they ran off towards Bullamoor Road.

The victim was taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment.

“This was a frightening attack for the occupants of the house and has no doubt caused alarm among residents.

“I’d like to reassure local people that we believe this was an isolated and targeted incident. Nevertheless, we have increased patrols in the area while extensive police enquiries are ongoing to track down the suspects.

“To help the investigation, I urge anyone who recalls seeing any suspicious activity in the area of Vicars Croft at around 11pm on Tuesday 18 October, to come forward without delay.”

– Detective Sergeant Simon Hepburn, of the Northallerton Serious Crime Team
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