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Cyclist Could Be Key Witness To York Assault

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9:39am 23rd April 2013

Police are appealing for a cyclist to come forward who could be a vital witness to an assault in York.

The incident happened between 7.45pm and 8.15pm on Tuesday 19 February 2013,  between the Ace hotel and Priory Street when a 34-year-old York man was attacked by another man, say North Yorkshire Police.

Officers report that a female pedal cyclist was in the area at the time of the disturbance and was knocked off her bike as she passed. They add that she left the scene of the incident without leaving any contact details. Police are appealing for the cyclist to contact them as she could have vital information which could help the police investigation.

The victim sustained serious injuries to his knee and was taken to York District Hospital for treatment and later to Leeds General Infirmary, say police who add that he has since been discharged but may have to undergo further surgery.

The cyclist or anyone who was in the area at the time and can assist the investigation, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Deborah Birkenshaw at York Case Building Unit. Or you can email Deborah.birkenshaw@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Or, if you prefer not to give your name, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 12130028389 when calling about this incident.


A 26-year-old man from York has been arrested and released on police bail while the investigation continues.


23 April 2013


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