Man kicked and threatened on main York street – police appeal for witnesses

Barbican Road, York. Photograph © Google Street View
20 Apr 2020 @ 4.04 pm
| Crime

A York man was threatened, verbally abused and kicked on a main city street.

The incident happened on Barbican Road at about 7pm on Thursday (16 April), and involved the victim being approached by a male suspect and threatened.

The victim then walked off and was kicked, and homophobic abuse used against him, by the suspect.

A man, aged 29, has been arrested in connection with the incident, and charged with assault and attempted robbery.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for further information. A force spokeswoman said:

  • We are continuing to request the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

    In particular, we are appealing for information to identify any witnesses.

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 T/DC 281 Kerry Smith
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Kerry Smith here
Quote reference number 12200063377