Two men attacked and badly hurt another as he walked along the river bank in York.

The attack happened on Dame Judi Dench Walk, at around midnight on Easter Monday, 22 April and involved a man walking on his own towards the city.

Two men then attacked him.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

  • We appreciate that this offence happened some weeks ago, however, due to circumstances beyond our control, the description of the men has only recently been obtained.

    We hope people can cast their minds back to the early hours of Monday 22 April and assist our appeal.

Descriptions of the attackers

Police are appealing to anyone who can help identify two men who were seen in area just before the incident took place.

Although there was no CCTV in the area, officers have obtained a description of the men.

The first man is described as

  • white
  • aged about 60
  • of medium build
  • with combed back black/dark hair
  • he was wearing glasses
  • and a dark coloured Barbour-style jacket.

The second man is described as

  • white
  • aged 55-65
  • well-built
  • with collar length, dark, wavy hair.

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 PC Dryden
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email PC Dryden here
Quote reference number 12190072312