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Selby Skate Park suspect sought


4:48pm 16th May 2012

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was assaulted at Selby Skate Park.

The victim, a 13 year old boy, suffered a large bump to the back of his head and concussion when he was wrestled to the ground at around 4.30pm on Saturday 21st April 2012.

He was taken to Selby War Memorial Hospital for treatment and discharged later the same day.

The suspect is described as white, aged between 16 and 20-years-old, around 6ft tall with medium-length dark coloured hair. He has a hooped earring in his left ear and a bolt piercing in his left eyebrow. At the time of the assault he was wearing a green hoody.

It is believed that the suspect has previously attended Riccall Skate Park and has also been seen on Skipwith Common riding a chrome Subrosa BMX.

Police believe that a number of people may have witnessed the attack and are urging them to come forward and help to identify the suspect.

PC Tom Jordan, of Selby Police, said:

“This appears to have been an unprovoked attack which left the victim requiring hospital treatment.

“There were a number of people in the skate park at the time of the incident and I urge them to contact the police or Crimestoppers if they can assist in identifying the offender.”

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Tom Jordan or Selby police.

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

Please quote reference number 12120063315 when passing information to the police about this incident.

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