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Woman arrested in connection with attack on man and dog in York

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A woman has been arrested in connection with an attack on a man and his dog on Hob Moor in York on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

North Yorkshire Police officers arrested the 51-year-old woman at an address in York at 2.25pm on Wednesday 10 June.

She was arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated assault and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, in connection with the incident on the evening of Tuesday 9 June.

She was further arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession of class B drugs.

She has been released on bail, while police enquiries continue.

Video footage of the incident had been circulated on social media. A number of members of the public contacted North Yorkshire Police with information about the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC 1692 Hodge or PC 41 Ellison. You can also email 001692@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or 000041@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 12200097441.

Last modified: June 11, 2020