POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Scarborough.

It happened in St Nicholas Street at about 6.40pm on Tuesday and involved a woman in her 60s being followed and assaulted by a male.

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with this incident, but police are appealing for witnesses.

In particular, they are looking for two men who were walking down St Nicholas Street at the time of the offence to get in touch with us.

Anyone with information should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for David Flinton. You can also email david.flinton@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190082418.