Gang of teenagers racially abuse and assault girls, 16

University Road, close to the turn-off to Wentworth College. Photograph © Google Street View
12 Nov 2020 @ 8.55 pm
| Crime

A gang of teenagers hurled racial abuse at two girls aged 16 in York.

The racially aggravated assault that occurred outside Wentworth College, University Road, at 4pm on Saturday 24 October.

It involved a group of youths – male and female – aged around 16 years of age. The group targeted two 16-year-old girls by shouting racial abuse at them before assaulting one of them.

The girl was not left with any serious injuries.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, in particular identify those involved.

“This is a hate crime incident which will not be tolerated in North Yorkshire.”

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

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12200188776