Man hit in the face with banjo or ukulele in York attack

Museum Street and York Explore. Photograph © Google Street View
9 Sep 2016 @ 5.19 pm
| Crime

A man was hit in the face with either a banjo or a ukulele on a busy York street.

The attack happened on Museum Street, near the entrance to York Explore.

Police were called at about 2.15pm on Friday (September 9) to reports of a man being hit with the stringed instrument, variously described as a ukulele or a banjo.

An ambulance was also called. Witnesses told the York Press that the attacker came out of the library and hit his victim once or twice in the face.

One told the paper: “There was nothing, no hostilities or anything, the victim was just talking to his mates. The guy just walked over and I heard it. It made a right mess of his face.”

Another suggested the victim’s nose was broken in the attack.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “We have arrested a man in his 20s from the York area on suspicion of assault.

“Investigations are continuing.”