Man’s eyesight at risk after he was punched in the face by a teenager

Fulford Mews in York. Photograph © Google Street View

A man may have been left with long-term damage to his vision after being attacked by a teenage boy.

The man, aged in his 60s, was walking his dog on Fulford Mews at 11.30pm on Tuesday (2 July) when the assault happened.

He was punched in the face by a boy who is thought to be aged between 16-18 years old, who was in the company of two other boys.


Following the assault the three boys left the scene on bikes.

The victim required hospital treatment and the injuries sustained may leave him with long-term damage to his vision.

The offender wore a distinctive black T-shirt which had a large white logo on the front, which featured three letters.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

  • We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and are seeking information which would lead to the identification of the offender.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to 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 0012 Benjamin Stevens
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email PC Stevens here
Quote reference number 12190119655