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Man In Hospital After Metal Pole and Hammer Attack in York


8:14pm 31st January 2014

York CID are appealing for information after a man’s leg was broken during an unprovoked assault in the early hours of Friday 31 January 2014.

At around 1.25am, the victim was attacked by two or three men at the junction of Howe Hill Close and Sowerby Road in York.

The men assaulted the 22-year-old victim with a metal pole and a hammer, leaving him with a bruising all over his body and an open wound where his leg was broken.

The victim was taken to York District Hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable John Phillips of York CID, said: “This was an unprovoked and violent assault which has left the victim with serious injuries. It’s vital that we find out who is responsible and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could help the investigation to call the police without delay.

“If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to the Crimestoppers charity. 

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID. Or email Yorkcid@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

To pass information anonymously, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 12140016345 when passing on information about this crime.

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