A MAN has been arrested in relation to a serious sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl which took place in Whitby town centre on Saturday evening (26 February).
The alleged incident happened in The Cragg, just off Pier Road between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
The victim also had her cigarettes and money stolen.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Following the serious sexual assault which was report to North Yorkshire Police on Saturday 26 February, a 19-year-old Whitby man has been arrested in relation to the allegation.
“He been interviewed and released on police bail while enquiries continue.”