Police investigating a serious sexual assault against a woman in her 60s have arrested a man.
Detectives arrested a man in his thirties this morning (Friday, January 5) and he is currently in police custody for questioning.
The incident was described by police as “a horrendous attack on a vulnerable woman”.
She was seen with a man him near Lendal Bridge at 7pm on Tuesday (January 2).
She then walked with the man down the side of the River Ouse in the direction of Scarborough Bridge, passing the Esplanade car park and the Post Office building on her left hand side.
The victim and the man then crossed over Scarborough Bridge and, once over the bridge, continued walking alongside the river, out of town towards the back of St Peter’s School and Clifton Bridge.
When they approached the back of the school, the man subjected the woman to a serious sexual and physical assault and stole money from her.