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Witness appeal following assault on York riverside

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about an assault that occurred on the riverside in the centre of York.

It happened near to the boat house on the St Peter’s School side of the river at 5.30pm on 15 September 2019.

A 45-year-old local man was grabbed from behind by the back of his neck and was threatened by another man.

We are asking for the public’s help to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed what took place to get in touch.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of stocky build and had a local accent. He was wearing all dark clothing, including dark trainers, and wore a dark coloured face covering over his mouth and chin.

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

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

Please quote reference number 12190171922.


Contact details:
gareth foster - #837
gareth.foster@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 30837
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Last modified: September 19, 2019