Man has jaw broken in York city centre attack – two arrested

Clifford Street at its junction with King Street. Photograph © Google Street View
3 Aug 2020 @ 12.19 pm
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A man had to have surgery after being attacked in York city centre at the weekend.

The assault happened on Clifford Street, near the junction with King Street just after 11.30pm on Saturday (1 August).

The victim, 24, was punched in the face by a man who then left the scene along with another man.

The victim’s jaw was broken in two places. He was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

There were a number of people in the area at the time of the assault. Officers are appealing to those people to come forward.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “If you were in the Clifford Street, King Street or Coppergate area of York at around 11.30pm on Saturday night, and either witnessed the assault or the events leading up to it or afterwards – including anyone who saw people running from the scene – please contact the police.”

Two men aged 19 and 20, have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been released while under investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Hannah McPeake here
Quote reference number 12200132132