Girl, 14, sexually assaulted in York supermarket toilets

Tesco Extra at Clifton Moor, York. Photograph © Google Street View
12 Jun 2018 @ 1.46 pm
| Crime, News

A girl aged 14 was sexually assaulted in the disabled toilet of a York supermarket.

The attack, which took place in March, has only now been reported.

West Yorkshire Police are working on the case as part of a wider investigation. From their initial inquiries, it is understood that the serious sexual assault took place in the disabled toilet at the Tesco Extra store on Stirling Road, Clifton Moor.

The date of the offence is not known but was possibly on a Saturday afternoon.

Visibly distraught

Officers have confirmed that the offence was not reported either to the police or security at the store at the time.

The victim however reports she was visibly distraught following this offence and was spoken to at the time by an elderly couple.

PC Simon Kingdon, of Kirklees Child Safeguarding Unit, said:

We appreciate that the information we have is vague but we are hopeful that this will have stuck in someone’s memory.

We are interested in speaking not only to the elderly couple who have approached the victim but also anyone else who recalls seeing a visibly distraught white teenage girl in company with an older white teenage boy in this store in March.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kirklees Child Safeguarding Unit via 101, quoting crime reference 13180170130.

If calling from the North Yorkshire area, you need to select the option on the 101 line to be put through to West Yorkshire Police.