POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a male punched a female in the face.

The assault occurred on Bridge Road, Sutton-in-Craven, yesterday evening at 7.30pm.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen any part of the incident.

Full North Yorkshire Police statement

A spokesperson for the force said: "We are appealing for information about an assault that occurred on Bridge Road, Sutton-in-Craven.

"It happened at 7.30pm on Friday, May 31, where Bridge Road meets Mill Street, and involved a male punching a female in the face.

"We are particularly appealing for information from any witnesses who have seen any part of this incident.

"If you have any relevant information which would help with our investigation, please email sam.raw@northyorkshire.police.uk

"Alternatively, you can call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Sam Raw.

"You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

"Please quote reference 12240096057 when passing this information."