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Three Tourists Attacked in York


12:07pm 17th June 2013
(Updated 12:57pm 21st June 2013)

York police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on Station Avenue which happened in the evening of Friday 14th June 2013.

At around 11.50pm, three visitors to York who had enjoyed an evening out in the city were returning to their hotel on Station Road.

As they walked along Lendal Bridge and into Station Avenue, they became involved in an unprovoked verbal altercation with a group of two men and two women.

One of the visitors, a man in his 40s from Aberdeen, was then physically attacked by the men in the group and sustained a cut to his head.

His wife, who tried to intervene, was also attacked and she sustained an injury to her nose.

Both victims were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Afterwards, the suspects left in the direction of the Lendal Bridge and George Hudson Street.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the city at the time of the incident and saw the two groups walking over Lendal Bridge and along Station Avenue, to contact them.

Sergeant Wesley Cooper of York police said: “This was an appalling, unprovoked incident against three people who were visiting York. I’m sorry to say they cut short their visit to the city as a result of the incident.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw anything or can provide any information which could help identify the offenders, to contact the police without delay.”

Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York police, or email Wesley.cooper@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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

Please quote reference 12130097101 when passing on information about this incident.

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