Face of brutality: This man is wanted for vicious attack on Spanish tourists in York

An e-fit of the suspect issued by North Yorkshire Police
2 Jun 2015 @ 12.33 pm
| Crime

An e-fit of the suspect issued by North Yorkshire Police
An e-fit of the suspect issued by North Yorkshire Police
Do you know this man?

The police e-fit shows a man suspected of attacking a Spanish couple in York.

The attack, described at the time as “sickening and vicious”, took place in the St Helen’s Square area after the couple left Blue Fly Café Bar on New Street at about 4am on Sunday, April 5.

Five or six men attacked the tourists in what police describe as a “racially aggravated assault”. The only reason for targeting them seems to be that they are from another country.

They repeatedly punched and kicked the man, who is aged 24, for ten minutes.

He suffered a broken jaw, chipped teeth and bruising. He is now recovering following treatment at York Hospital.

His girlfriend, aged 29, was repeatedly pushed to the ground while he was being attacked.

It is believed the only reason the suspects stopped the violence was because a passing taxi driver came to the couple’s assistance.

Have you seen them?

The suspects are…

white
aged between 20 and 25
and spoke with English accents.

One of the men…

was about 5ft 7in tall
had short or shaved brown hair
and was wearing a short-sleeved, light-coloured T-shirt with trousers.

Ongoing investigation

Scene of the attack… New Street, York. Photograph © Michael Jagger via Wikimedia Commons
Scene of the attack… New Street, York. Photograph © Michael Jagger via Wikimedia Commons
The e-fit has been developed of one of the suspects as part of the ongoing investigation.

Sergeant Adrian Carter, of the York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace up to six suspects who believe are from the York area. We hope the e-fit will encourage people to come forward with vital information.

If you know a local man who fits the description in the image, please contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible. Any detail that could assist the investigation will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Can you help police? Get in touch – details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Adrian Carter
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Sgt Carter here
Quote reference number 12150055457