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Witness appeal following serious assault in York

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault in York which left a man critically injured.


At about 5.30pm on Saturday 17 September, an incident took place outside McDonalds on Blake Street, York, after two men became involved in an argument. The victim, a 29-year-old man, was struck in the head, and fell to the pavement, suffering serious head injuries. He is receiving treatment in Hull Royal Infirmary, where he is in a critical condition.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man from the Cleveland area, was arrested a short time later on Coney Street, on suspicion of wounding with intent. He was also arrested on suspicion of assault, in connection with an assault on a 15-year-old boy during the same incident. He remains in custody at this time.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident, and has not already given the details to the police, to get in touch. Please dial 101, select option 2 and ask for York Serious Crime Team. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference number 12160169643 in connection with this incident.

Last modified: October 17, 2018