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Appeal following hate crime incident at York nature reserve

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a hate crime incident that occurred near the nature reserve office buildings at St Nicholas Fields in York at around 4pm on Saturday 15 August 2020.

It involved a group including two girls aged around 10 and two boys aged 13 or 14 who were on bikes. One of the girls was wearing a pink hooded top and one of the boys was wearing a black Nike hooded top.

It is alleged that one of the girls made a homophobic comment to two victims. It is alleged the boys went on to make further homophobic comments before throwing a full plastic bottle at one of the victims, narrowly missing him.

We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information that may assist in identifying the young people involved.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Andrew Muir. You can also email andrew.muir@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12200143329.


Contact details:
Andrew MUIR - #0194
andrew.muir@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 07741173250
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Last modified: August 18, 2020