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Witness Appeal Following York Assault

News Update

8:52am 5th September 2013
(Updated 1:36pm 5th September 2013)

Police in York are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an assault in the city which left a man seriously injured.

The man, say police who is aged 51 and from York, was found at around 1am on Thursday 5 September 2013, outside Talbot House, Melrosegate.

Officers say he had suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where he is still undergoing treatment.

Detective Inspector Alan Rowan, of York CID, said: “I need to talk to anyone who was in the area of Melrosegate or near its junction with Hull Road, and anyone who was on Lawrence Street, between midnight and 1.15am on Thursday morning and urge them to contact the police immediately.

“In particular I am keen to trace a group of three women who I believe may have witnessed the assault and ask that they get in touch straight away.”

Anyone who can help detectives to identify the person responsible should contact York police away on 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID. Alternatively information can be emailed to yorkcid@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Or if you would prefer to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Please quote reference number NYP-05092013-0072.

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