Police are hunting a man who followed and touched a woman pushing a pushchair early this morning (Thursday).
What police are describing as a ‘concerning incident’ took place in Northallerton and began at 6.50am.
A woman was walking with her young child in a pushchair along Ainderby Road towards Romanby, near the junction with Chantry Road, when the male suspect made inappropriate comments of a sexual nature towards her.
The suspect then followed the woman for about 15 minutes, including at the Green at Romanby, at the railway station car park entrance and at Boroughbridge Road.
He then ran up behind her, touched her inappropriately, and ran off down a footpath to Ainderby Gardens.
The suspect is described as
- aged in his mid 30s
- with short mousey hair
- clean shaven
- and about 6ft tall.
He was wearing a light grey hooded top, and black or dark-coloured cargo-style work trousers with no logos.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Enquiries are ongoing, and officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be patrolling the area.
“North Yorkshire Police”We are urging with anyone with information that could assist the investigation to come forward – particularly if you saw a man matching the suspect’s description, or if you have CCTV, video doorbell or dashcam footage that may have recorded anything.”
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