Man is left in hospital after being attacked on York city centre street

The benches near York Camera Mart on Church Street. Photograph © Google Street View
2 Mar 2017 @ 9.38 pm
| Crime, News

A man was left in hospital after two men attacked him on a York city centre street.

The incident happened on Church Street at on Wednesday, January 25.

The victim was walking to meet his wife when he became involved in an argument with three people sat on a bench near York Camera Mart.

Two men then assaulted the victim, who was punched and kicked while he was on the floor.

His injuries included a swollen eye which he couldn’t open for several days, bruised back and arms and several facial cuts. He was treated in York Hospital.

Have you seen them?

Suspect 1 is…

a white male
about 40-45 years old
about 5ft 10ins tall
of stocky build
with short, dark greying hair with facial stubble

He was wearing

a dark jacket
and blue jeans

Suspect 2 is…

a white male
about 40-45 years old
6ft tall
of a slender build

He had

shaved blond/ginger hair

The third person is described as a white female, about 40 years old, around 5ft 5ins tall and of average build.

A North Yorkshire police spokeswoman said:

We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information from anyone who was in that area and saw the assault, or any of the suspects.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should call the police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Harriet Shillito
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Harriet Shillito here
Quote reference number 12170014548