Boy, 11, taken to hospital after gang of youths attack him in York park

The entrance to Hull Road Park off Flaxman Avenue. Photograph © Google Street View
10 Sep 2020 @ 12.48 pm
| Crime

A boy was hospitalised after being attacked by a gang of youths in a York park.

The victim was punched in the face and throat and thrown to the ground after being approached by a group of 10 to 15 young people.

He was taken to hospital for a check up and suffered a potential broken nose from the attack, which police believe was unprovoked.

It happened at Hull Road Park near Flaxman Avenue, between 4pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday, 1 September.

The main suspect, who is a youth, is described as

  • white with a tan
  • with short black spiked hair
  • around 5ft tall
  • and of medium build.

He was wearing a white polo shirt and dark jeans.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone has CCTV in the area which may have captured the perpetrators on their way to or from the park.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Peter Maw
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Peter Maw here
Quote reference number 12200152908