Man grabbed by the throat in lunchtime attack

Gillygate, York. Photograph: Richard McDougall

A man was grabbed by the throat on a city centre street in broad daylight.

The assault happened on Gillygate at 1pm on Wednesday (27 November).

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

“In particular, we are appealing for information about the man who carried out the assault.”


The perpetrator is described as

  • – a man aged around 65 years old
  • – between 5ft 9ins and 5ft 10ins tall
  • – of thin build
  • – wearing a blue a jacket
  • – and carrying an umbrella.

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 Rachel Simpson
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Rachel Simpson here
Quote reference number 12190217823

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