Man punches woman and throws bottle at cyclist in city centre attacks

High Ousegate, York. Photograph © Google Street View
20 Jul 2020 @ 2.05 pm
| Crime

Police are investigating after a man attacked three people during a sustained 15-minutes of violence in York city centre.

It began when the man assaulted another man after an argument involving the two of them and a woman near Nando’s on High Ousegate.

The attacker then became aggressive towards a passing cyclist and threw a bottle at him.

The initial group of three then moved to Piccadilly, where the violent man attacked the man in his group for a second time, and also punched the woman.

It happened over a 15-minute period between around 8pm on Tuesday, 7 July.

Can you help?

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

“In particular we are seeking to trace the woman within the group and the man who was targeted as he cycled past.”

The woman is described as

  • white
  • in her 20s
  • with a very slim build
  • and dark shoulder length hair.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should 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 Paul Fenwick
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email PC Fenwick here
Quote reference number 12200115453

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