Woman raped in her car

The lay-by on the A1079 where the incident allegedly took place.
The lay-by on the A1079 where the incident allegedly took place.

Detectives are investigating after a woman in her 40s was raped in Dunnington.

Detectives are investigating after a woman in her 40s was raped in Dunnington.

The incident allegedly happened in a lay-by on the A1079 on the night of Wednesday 1 July. The victim was attacked in her car whilst sleeping, by a man who is believed to be a lorry driver.

The man is described as white, aged about 55 years old, 5ft 10ins tall, of proportionate build and with blond or light hair. He is described as having a tattoo on his upper left arm, possibly an anchor. The vehicle he was believed to have been driving is described as a large lorry similar to an HGV, cream or white in colour, with red lettering on the side including the letters ‘D’, ‘E’.

The lorry is believed to have been parked in the layby overnight. Anyone with any information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police – dial 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Crime Unit; reference number 12150114227.