Police hunt for man who pushed 12-year-old boy into traffic

The junction of Boroughbridge Road and Beckfield Lane in York. Photograph © Google Street View
9 Oct 2020 @ 12.00 pm
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A man pushed a 12-year-old boy from his bike into traffic at a busy York junction.

And police is appealing for witnesses and information about the assault in Acomb.

It happened near to the junction of Boroughbridge Road and Beckfield Lane, between 3.20pm and 3.43pm on Wednesday (7 October).

A 12-year-old boy was pushed from his bike by an unidentified male into the road and oncoming traffic.

The boy sustained a soft tissue injury to his ankle, which has been treated at hospital. The boy is understandably shaken by this incident.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“In particular, we are appealing for information regarding the identity of the male, or anyone who may have dash camera footage of the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Rachel Hughes. You can also email [email protected]

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12200176367.