Police appeal for witnesses after serious sexual assault on Beverley Westwood

Did you attend the races yesterday and did you see anything?

We can confirm that following a report of a concern for the safety of a woman on Beverley Westwood last night, Humberside Police are now treating the incident as a suspected serious sexual assault.

Detective Chief Inspector, Craig Nicholson, said: “A woman was spotted by a member of the public yesterday evening around 5pm in a very distressed state in woodlands near to the racecourse in Beverley.

“Officers and ambulance crews quickly attended and, following our initial enquiries into what happened, a cordon was put up to preserve the scene.

Police CSI teams arrive at Newbegin Pits on Beverley Westwood

“The woman was immediately given the appropriate support by specialist officers and medical professionals as our investigation got underway.

“Today, owing to the distressed state of the woman last night, we still need to carry out to further enquiries to find out the exact circumstances behind this.

If you have any information that could help the investigation Please call Humberside Police on 101 alternatively you can pass information to the independent charity Crimestoppers. You can call them anonymously on 0800 555 111

“I do, however, want to make it very clear that I believe this to be an isolated incident and not related to any other ongoing investigations.

“There may have been a lot of people around the area yesterday as a race meeting had been held at the racecourse, and I am appealing to them if they saw anything to get in touch.”

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