1. ITV Report

Investigation launched after alleged rape near railway station

The incident happened in the surrounding areas of York station Credit: PA

Detectives are investigating an allegation of rape in the area surrounding York train station.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the victim, a woman in her 20s, was allegedly assaulted by a man in an alleyway leading to the station yesterday afternoon.

DI Granville Sellers, from BTP, said: “This would have been a very distressing incident for the victim and we have specially trained officers providing her with support.

A number of urgent lines of inquiry are underway and I am today appealing for witnesses to this incident to get in touch. If you were near York station yesterday afternoon and saw anyone acting suspiciously, please get in touch as soon as possible.

Thankfully incidents like this are incredibly rare and a full and thorough investigation is now underway to find the person responsible.

– DI Granville Sellers, from BTP

Anyone with information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 578 of September 13.