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Boy, 11, taken to hospital after being assaulted by youths in York

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Police are investigating after an 11-year-old boy suffered facial injuries when he was assaulted in York.

The victim was punched in the face and throat and thrown to the ground after being approached by a group of 10 to 15 youths in a park.

He was taken to hospital for a check up and suffered a potential broken nose from the attack, which police believe was unprovoked.

It happened at Hull Road Park near Flaxman Avenue, York, between 4pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday, 1 September.

The main suspect, who is a youth, is described as white with a tan, short black spiked hair as is around 5ft tall and medium build. He was wearing a white polo shirt and dark jeans.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone has CCTV in the area which may have captured the perpetrators on their way to or from the park.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for 1247. You can also email 001247@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 12200152908.

 

Contact details:
Peter Maw - #001247
001247@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 101
Incident reference:
12200152908
Last modified: September 10, 2020