A dog walker had to be taken to hospital after being attacked in a York nature reserve.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information about the serious assault, which happened at around 6pm on Wednesday (4 September).

A 64-year-old local man was walking his dog on Hob Moor when he was assaulted.


The victim received facial injuries and lacerations to his mouth which required hospital treatment.

A 63-year-old man from York was later arrested and has since been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • We are asking for the public’s help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

    In particular we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward with any information they have.

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 Phil Kennedy
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Phil Kennedy here
Quote reference number 12190164399