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Police Appealing For Witnesses After Man Assulted In York

Police 7

10:46am 18th July 2014

The victim, a 64-year-old local man, was walking along Gillygate at around 11pm on Thursday 17 July 2014, when he was approached by a group of three men and two women. Two of the group were pushing bicycles.

One of the men in the group, punched the victim in the face as they passed Monroes, on the opposite side of the road.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his 20s, with a stocky build and short shaved dark hair.

The victim was left with a bloodied nose and was treated at York Hospital before being discharged.

Following the incident, the group left in the direction of Lord Mayor’s Walk.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for PC Tony Barnes or York police.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140118731 when passing information about this incident.

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