Second man arrested in connection with Harrogate sex attack

POLICE investigating the alleged rape of a teenage girl by three men in Harrogate have arrested a second man.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 22nd February 2016, 4:56 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd February 2016, 5:00 pm
The crime scene following the attack in Harrogate last week. (1602171AM6)
The crime scene following the attack in Harrogate last week. (1602171AM6)

The 14-year-old victim was in the town’s Valley Gardens at around 4am last Tuesday when she was grabbed by three men, taken to a wooded area near Harlow Moor Road and sexually assaulted.

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The next day, February 17, North Yorkshire Police arrested a man “in connection with the investigation”.

The force has now confirmed that a second man, aged 25, from the Harrogate area, has also been arrested in connection with the incident.

Both men have been released on police bail while the investigation continues.