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York: Suspected hate-related assault under investigation

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a suspected hate-related assault on two people in York.

The incident occurred on Piccadilly, near St Denys Road and Dennis Street, between midnight and 12.10am on Sunday 26 July 2020.

The victims, aged 20 and 21, had been out for a meal in the city centre when they were subjected to verbal abuse and attacked by an unknown man.

The victims were punched and kicked, causing minor injuries and bruising.

It is suspected the assault was motivated by transphobic and homophobic views.

We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information about a white man seen in this area, aged in his early 20s, skinny build, medium height, brown hair  and wearing a black top. He was seen with a woman with long blonde hair.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for collar number 688 (please say each number out in full, Six, Eight, Eight). You can also email 000688@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 12200127673.

Contact details:
688 Oakes - #688
000688@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 101 option 2 ext 30688
Incident reference:
12200127673
Last modified: July 27, 2020