POLICE are appealing for witness to an assault.

It happened at Calla Beck and Eastside Park, Whitby, at about 4pm on Monday, July 20, and involved a man and a woman, but North Yorkshire Police is only now releasing details.

A 23-year-old man was arrested and has been released under investigation in connection with the assault.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault. The suspect was wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit and a baseball cap, and the victim had blonde hair and was wearing a parka coat with a fur hood.

Anyone with information should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for 1141. You can also email laura.kelly@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 12200123951.