Were They Hit? Did They Fall? Mystery Surrounds Selby Night Out Injuries
2:32pm 14th March 2014
Police in Selby are appealing for information following two incidents in the town in which people have sustained serious facial injuries.
In the first incident, which occurred between 1.30am and 5am on Sunday 2 March 2014, a woman in her fifties was found with serious facial injuries on Millgate.
She was taken to York District Hospital for treatment to a fractured eye socket and received stitches to facial cuts.
In the second incident, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday 8 March 2014, a man in his twenties was walking home after leaving the Riverside pub just after 2am. He sustained serious facial injuries on Millgate near the mini roundabout at the junction with Bondgate.
He was taken to York District Hospital where he was treated for a fractured jaw, cracked eye socket, and received stitches to facial wounds.
Police officers are investigating whether or not the incidents are as a result of an assault or if the victims had fallen. Unfortunately, at this stage, neither victim can recall what happened or how they came to sustain their injuries.
To assist the police enquiries and establish how the victims came to sustain their injuries, police officers want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the two incidents and saw what happened to the victims.
Detective Sergeant Stuart Barnett, of Selby CID, said: “At this stage it is not known how the victims sustained their injuries although there are similarities between the two incidents.
“Both victims were injured in the same area of town, at a similar time of day, although six days apart. And both victims have suffered similar injuries to the right hand side of their face.
“We are investigating all possible scenarios including whether they have fallen and sustained their injuries, or if it something more sinister.
“It’s vital that anyone with any information gets in touch without delay, so we can establish exactly what happened.
“No matter how small or insignificant you believe your information is, do not hesitate to pass it on to us as it could be important to our enquiries.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Selby CID, or email selbyCID@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, if you prefer not to give your name, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote incident number 12140033736 when passing on information.
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