Hob Moor attack on a man and his dog – Police release update

The cycle path on Hob Moor. Photograph: Richard McDougall
11 Jun 2020 @ 9.52 am
| Crime

A woman arrested in connection with an attack on a man and his dog on Hob Moor in York has been released on bail.

The 51-year-old woman had been arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated assault and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, in connection with the incident on the evening of Tuesday (9 June).

She was also detained on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession of class B drugs.

She has now been released on bail, while police enquiries continue.

The attack was caught on video, and widely shared on social media as well as via YorkMix. Since the arrest we have taken down the first post and video.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 1692 Hodge or PC 41 Ellison
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email PC Hodge here or PC Ellison here
Quote reference number 12200097441