Man punches boy, 13, in the face as he cycled home from school

The cycle path on Hob Moor. Photograph: Richard McDougall
10 Feb 2017 @ 11.35 am
| Crime, News

A boy was grabbed and punched in the face by a man in an unprovoked attack.

The boy, 13, was cycling home from school on Hob Moor, off Tadcaster Road, at about 3.45pm on Tuesday (February 7).

A man aged about 30-40 grabbed him and punched him several times in the face before making off towards Tadcaster Road on foot.

The boy received minor injuries to his face, and was checked over by paramedics after the incident.

Police have issued this description of the suspect.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

white
aged around 30-40
about 5ft 8ins tall
of slim build

He had

a dark shaved head
stubble to the face
and was wearing dark clothing

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said:

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

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Amy Foster
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Amy Foster here
Quote reference number 12170021867