POLICE have released an image of a woman they would like to speak to following an alleged assault in a Skipton pub.

Officers are seeking witnesses and any information to an incident that happened in The Fleece Inn, Keighley Road, at just after midnight on Sunday, January 28.

A police spokesperson said: "A woman aggressively grabbed hold of the victim before following her into the toilets and verbally harassing her.

"We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, officers are appealing for information about the identity of the woman, as she may have information that could help the investigation."

The woman officers would like to speak to, and in the CCTV image, is described as white, around 50 years old, about 5ft 6ins tall and of a 'stocky' or 'large' build. She has dark brown hair, which at the time was styled in a messy, tied-back ponytail, and was wearing a black coat, black jeans or leggings, and a chain necklace.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to email; Jordan.paton@northyorkshire.police.uk; or call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two, and ask for PC Jordan Paton.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12240017174 .