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York assault suspect


5:22pm 17th November 2011

Detectives investigating a serious assault in York have released an image of a wrist watch belonging to the suspect.

The incident occurred directly outside The Graduate public house at Lendal, at about 9.30pm on Saturday 8th October 2011.

The victim, a 21 year old local man, suffered a broken jaw in the attack. He had to be admitted to hospital for surgery and is now recovering from the ordeal.

Police enquiries have been ongoing to identify the offender, who is described as white, in his early 20s, about 6ft tall, short fair coloured hair with a muscular build.

During the course of the investigation, officers recovered an analogue leather strapped River Island watch from the scene. It is believed the suspect was wearing it at the time of the incident and it fell off his wrist when a strap broke.

DC Kendra Bamber, of York Police CID, said:

“This was a very serious assault which left a young man with a broken jaw.

"We have carried out extensive enquiries to try to identify the offender.

“We believe that the River Island wrist watch that was recovered from the scene could be crucial to the investigation. It appears that one of the leather straps broke during the incident and the suspect made off leaving the damaged watch behind.

“I am appealing to anyone who recognises the watch or knows someone who has lost this type of watch, to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

If you can help the investigation, please contact DC 1706 Kendra Bamber at York Police CID on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number  12110171130.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

PICTURE: The analogue leather strapped River Island watch recovered from the scene of the assault.



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