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A York night out led to a broken jaw


11:24am 11th October 2011

York police are appealing for witnesses after a man was knocked unconscious during a night out in the city centre.

The victim a 21-year-old local man was crossing the road as he left The Graduate, on Lendal, at around 9.55pm on Saturday 8 October 2011 when he was approached from behind by another man who punched him in the face.

The blow knocked the victim out and he fell to the ground. The next day he attended York District Hospital and discovered that his jaw had been broken in two places.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or was in the area at the time to get in touch.

Detective Constable Kendra Bamber, of York CID, said:

“This was a nasty assault which left the victim requiring surgery to repair his broken jaw.

“Saturday night was very busy in York, particularly with it being a race day, therefore it is possible that people will have seen what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who has any information about the assault to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact Dc Kendra Bamber, of York CID, on 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting reference number 12110171130.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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