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Tourist From Liverpool Given Broken Jaw in York Attack

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1:42pm 21st May 2014

Police are appealing for information after a man suffered a broken jaw during an assault in York.

The victim, a 23-year-old man from Liverpool, was assaulted as he made his way from the city centre to Windsor Street between 2am and 3am in the early hours of Saturday 17 May 2014.

He was a visitor to the city and was walking back to where he was staying following a night out. As he is unfamiliar with York, he cannot recall the exact location of  the assault.

Therefore police are appealing to any members of the public or local residents who saw or heard an altercation in any of the streets between York city centre and Windsor Street to contact them.

The victim is around 6ft tall and was wearing dark clothing and a cap at the time of the incident.

He did not seek medical treatment at the time and returned to Liverpool the following day. On his return to Liverpool he attended hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken jaw. He underwent surgery and has since been released.

PC Mark Roberts of the Safer Neighbourhood Service Desk, said: “The difficulty we have is that the victim does not know York, the location of the assault, or the name of the last venue he was in, which means we can’t be specific in our appeal for information.

“Therefore any information from members of the public who can recall a disturbance in the street anywhere between the city centre and Windsor Street, is vital to our investigation. If anyone can assist our appeal, we urge them to get in touch as soon as possible.”  

Windsor Street is situated in a residential area between Bishopthorpe Road and the racecourse.

Anyone with any information which could help the police investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Safer Neighbourhood Service Desk.

You can also pass information via email to Mark.Roberts@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident number 12140080937 when passing on information about this crime.

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