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Police appeal for witnesses after man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Officers are appealing for a witness to come forward after a man was arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault.

Police received a call at around 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday 26 October) reporting that a woman was sat at a bus shelter on King Street in Cottingham when a man is believed to have sat next to the woman and sexually assaulted her.

Officers were promptly deployed to the area and a 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of sexual assault, he remains in police custody at this time.

Police continue to follow up on lines of enquiries and are particularly keen to locate two witnesses, a man and a woman, who are believed to have been at the bus shelter around the time of the incident.

They believe they may be able to assist with enquiries and urge them to please come forward.

If you think you may have been in the area around this time or have any information that may assist with enquiries, please call the our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 341 of 26 October.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Detective Sergeant Tracy St Paul said: “I want to offer my assurance that whilst incidents of this nature remain incredibly rare in our area, we hope news of this arrest will assure the community that we are treating it as a priority.

“The woman has understandably been left shaken because of the incident and she is currently being supported by specialist trained officers.

“We are currently exploring all lines of enquiry available to establish the full circumstances and officers will be carrying out enquiries in the local area. If you see one of our officers and have any concerns, I encourage you to speak to them.”

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