A 25-year-old Whitby woman was allegedly assaulted outside Flowergate’s Poundland store on Monday afternoon.
A 41-year-old woman who got out of a small red car before confronting the victim was arrested and later bailed by police.
The incident occurred at around 3.10pm and despite the arrest officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is urged to come forward.
Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select 2 – and ask for PC Zoe Warboys or Whitby police.
Alternatively, information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12140034511 when passing information about this incident.