Woman assaulted as she walked home in East Yorkshire

Police have appealed for information after a sexual assault in Barton.
Police have appealed for information after a sexual assault in Barton.
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Police have issued an appeal after a 23-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted as she walked home from a night out in East Yorkshire.

Detectives said the woman and her friend left the High Street in Barton just before 11.10pm on Saturday March 18 to walk home before going their separate ways.

As the 23-year-old neared West Acridge, she was grabbed from behind and forced to the ground before being sexually assaulted.

During the attack she managed to bite her attacker on the cheek or collar bone area - which it is thought would have left a mark.

Her attacker is described as 5ft 7ins tall, wearing jeans and a top that 'felt rough'.

DS Hayley Broddle, who is investigating the incident, said: "This type of incident is rare in Barton and it has left a 23-year-old woman badly shaken but thankfully not seriously hurt.

“A team of detectives are investigating this serious incident that happened not far from the centre of Barton at a time when people would have been leaving pubs and restaurants.

“We are very keen to speak to anyone out that night who may have seen anything suspicious or who may have seen the suspect making his way home after the incident.

“Chances are he may have had a mark on his face or collar bone area after being bitten and he may well have been flustered and acting out of character. Does this sound like someone you know?”

Officers will be out in Barton tonight (Monday, March 20) carrying out high visibility patrols.

Anyone with information or who can help the investigation should phone 101 quoting log number 649 of 18/03/17.