Boy, 13, is grabbed and violently shaken by a man on York cycle path

The entrance to Little Hob Moor cycle path off Tadcaster Road. Photograph © Google Street View
26 Nov 2015 @ 10.18 am
| Crime
The entrance to Little Hob Moor cycle path off Tadcaster Road. Photograph © Google Street View
The entrance to Little Hob Moor cycle path off Tadcaster Road. Photograph © Google Street View

A 13-year-old boy was assaulted by a man on a York cycle track.

The incident happened on the cycleway on Little Hob Moor, off Tadcaster Road, at about 3.30pm on Wednesday (November 25).

A young man aged about 19 to 20-years-old forcefully grabbed the young victim and pulled him off his bicycle and shook him violently.

The boy was not seriously hurt but was left distressed by the incident.

Police are appealing for information about a man with the description below.

Have you seen him?

The man is…

white
aged 19 to 20-years-old
about 6ft tall
of medium build
with short curly ginger hair.

He was wearing

a black hoody
blue or black trousers
and was seen to by riding a blue BMX bicycle.

Officers are appealing for information about the assault and are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 225 James Mills
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
[email protected]
Quote reference number 12150209471