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Man’s Jaw Broken In Two In Selby Assault

Police 7

10:09am 2nd April 2014

The victim, a 24-year-old local man, was attacked outside Barclays Bank at the junction of Gowthorpe and Finkle Street at around 2.30am on Sunday 30 March 2014.

He was in the company of a woman and as they turned into Finkle Street they passed five men walking in the opposite direction. One of the men and the victim had a verbal altercation during which another of the group punched him in the face.

The victim fell to the ground and sustained serious injuries to his face. His jaw was split in two and he suffered a fracture higher up his jaw bone.

He spent three days in hospital, where he had an operation to insert metal plates and screws into his jaw to hold his chin together. He may also need further surgery.

The man who punched him is described as white, aged in his 20s, 6ft tall, with a slim build, and fairish hair which was short on the sides. He was wearing a distinctive white t-shirt with a pattern on the front and black sleeves and possibly blue jeans.

It is believed that a number of people were in Finkle Street at the time of the incident and officers are urging any witnesses to come forward and help the investigation.

In particular officers are trying to trace two people who may have information that can help their enquiries.

Following the assault a white man, aged in his 20s, with a slim build and dark hair, helped the victim to his feet. He was wearing a grey hooded top with dark trousers and officers are urging him to come forward.

Another man officers want to trace is a man who watched the assault and then walked off down Finkle Street. He is described as white, with a slim build, and dark hair. He was wearing blue jeans with a long white t–shirt with a black jacket.

Anyone who can help the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Detective Constable Amanda Bostwick or Selby CID.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to amanda.bostwick@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140049856 when passing information about this incident

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