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Appeal after man’s jaw broken in York assault

Last modified: 3 August 2020 at 05:11pm

Police in York are appealing for information after a man’s jaw was broken in two places during an assault.

It happened in Clifford Street, York, near the junction of King Street just after 11.30pm on Saturday night (1 August 2020).


The victim, a 24 year-old man, was punched in the face by another man who then left the scene along with a second man.


The victim was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery to his broken jaw.


There were a number of people in the area at the time of the assault. Officers are appealing to those people to come forward. If you were in the Clifford Street, King Street or Coppergate area of York at around 11.30pm on Saturday night, and either witnessed the assault or the events leading up to it or afterwards, including anyone who saw people running from the scene, please contact the police.


Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID, or pass information via email to Hannah.McPeake@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference 12200132132 when passing on information.


Two men aged 19 and 20, have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been released while under investigation.



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