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Police hunt for York attacker

Assault - York Feb 2011

11:44am 7th February 2011

York police have released an image of suspect they're hunting for, following an assault in the city centre.

Assault - York Feb 2011

The incident happened before Christmas at around 9.30pm on Saturday 11th December 2010,

A 29 year old man from Dewsbury was drinking with his wife in the Living Room on Bridge Street when he was attacked following an argument.

His leg was broken.

The man shown in the CCTV footage is believed to have been involved in the incident and police are urging the public to help identify him.

He is described as white, aged between 30 and 40-years-old, around 5ft 11in tall, with a medium build and short hair. He was wearing jeans and a dark green shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

He left the scene of the incident before officers arrived and made off in the direction of Micklegate, in company with another man.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or can help identify the suspect to come forward with information.

PC Rob Knight, of York police, said:

"This was a very unpleasant incident which has resulted in the victim sustaining a broken leg.

"It is likely that the Living Room will have been fairly busy at 9.30pm on a Saturday night, therefore a number of people could have witnessed the assault and be able to assist with our enquiries.

"I urge anyone with information to contact the police or Crimestoppers, if they can help the investigation."

Anyone with any information that could help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact PC Rob Knight, of York police, on 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting reference number 12100212612.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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