UPDATE: Investigation into sexual assault ends

Quarry Moor Nature Reserve in Ripon.
Quarry Moor Nature Reserve in Ripon.

Police have completed their investigation into the alleged sexual assault at a beauty spot near Ripon and say they are not looking for anyone in relation to the incident.

As previously reported, a woman in her thirties claimed to have been assaulted at Quarry Moor Nature Reserve on the edge of the city on the morning of Tuesday, March 24.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “We would like to reassure the public that the circumstances were not as first reported.

“The woman involved continues to be supported by specialist agencies.”

Det Chf Insp Allan Harder, who led the investigation, said, “We take any reports of sexual assault very seriously and all reports are fully investigated.

“We encourage victims to come forward to report any such crime.

“For anyone not wanting to make a complaint directly to the police, victims can still access professional support and advice at our Sexual Assault Referral Centre in York – visit http://www.turntobridgehouse.org/”