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Detectives issue description of York sex attack suspect

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A woman in her 60s was attacked in York on Tuesday, 2 January. Detectives have today renewed their appeal for information as further details of the suspect have come to light. He is described as around 5ft 9ins or 5ft 10ins tall and of thin build, with dark hair and a dark, olive complexion. He […]

CCTV appeal after thieves target elderly shoppers in York

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In the first incident, a woman’s handbag containing £300 was stolen and a further £200 was taken from her bank accounts. She had just withdrawn cash from Santander on High Ousegate. She hung her bag containing the cash on her walking aid as she shopped in Marks and Spencer on Parliament Street. Police believe it was […]

Appeal after man was assaulted with a bike in York

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It happened on Peasholme Green/Stonebow at 12.30am on 22 Friday, December. Two men approached the victim and threw the bicycle at him. The suspects cycled off towards the Layerthorpe area. Police are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident. The first attacker is described as […]

Man taken to hospital after being punched unconscious in McDonald’s, York

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A 20-year-old man was in McDonald’s in Blake Street with his mother when a man approached him and began talking to him. He then punched the victim in the face, knocking him unconscious. He regained consciousness and was taken to hospital for treatment. The offender ran off towards St Sampson’s Square. The incident took place […]