Man grabbed by the neck in riverside assault

The River Ouse close to the boathouse and St Peter's School. Photograph © Google Street View

A man was threatened and assaulted while walking by the river in York.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about the incident that happened near to the boat house on the St Peter’s School side of the river at 5.30pm on Sunday (15 September).

A 45-year-old local man was grabbed from behind by the back of his neck and was threatened by another man.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • We are asking for the public’s help to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

    In particular, we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed what took place to get in touch.

The suspect is described as

  • white
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • of stocky build
  • and had a local accent.

He was wearing all dark clothing, including dark trainers, and wore a dark coloured face covering over his mouth and chin.

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 Gareth Foster
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Gareth Foster here
Quote reference number 12190171922