Police appeal after woman assaulted near York pub

A woman was assaulted in the street by a man who grabbed her by the neck near a city pub.

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Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward following the incident at around 8pm on July 11 on Bishopthorpe Road, York, near the Winning Post pub.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "The victim was talking to a man who is believed to then have grabbed her by the neck and attempted to kiss her.

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"The victim was left extremely shaken following the incident."

Police said the suspect was a white man in his 30s, of average build, with a beard and short-spiked light brown hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and bottoms.

Witnesses are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.