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Police Reassure Community As 3 Arrested Following York Disturbance


7:30am 7th October 2013

York Police want to reassure people that they believe a violent incident in York on Saturday was an isolated one and that the wider community was not at risk.

Officers are also seeking information about the incident which took place in Lowther Street, York at around 12.35pm on Saturday 5 October 2013.

Police say the disturbance involved a group of men who assaulted a 28-year-old York man with implements including pieces of wood and golf clubs which are believed to have been stolen from a shed in a nearby street.  

The victim sustained a head injury after being struck on the headsay officers who add that he was taken to York District Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

When police arrived at the scene, the offenders had already left the area, however, police have since arrested three men who are currently in police custody for questioning about the incident.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the disturbance to contact them.

Detective Sergeant Rebecca Dyer of York CID, said: “Although this was an alarming incident for local people who saw it unfold in the middle of a residential street, I would like to reassure residents that we believe that the incident was confined to people who knew each other and that the wider community, although shocked by the incident, were not at risk of violence from the offenders.

“We need to gather as much information as possible and are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident who has not already come forward,  to please contact us as soon as possible.”

If you can help, contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID.

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

Please quote incident number 12130172993 when passing on information.

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