Police investigating ‘race hate’ city centre assault

Duncombe Place, showing the taxi rank. Photograph © Google Street View
12 Jan 2017 @ 12.09 pm
| Crime, News

Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged race hate assault in York.

It happened at Duncombe Place taxi rank at about 12.20am on Sunday, December 16.

A woman assaulted a man who was waiting for a taxi. It is believe that the woman’s boyfriend also assaulted the same man.

The victim received minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

A police spokesman said:

It is believed that this attack was motivated by race hate, as the woman had made comments about the victim’s nationality before the attack happened.

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

Have you seen them?

The woman suspect is…

white
in her early 30s
slim
with shoulder length blonde hair

She was wearing

a red shoulder-less dress

Her male accomplice is…

white
in his early 30s
of stocky build
with short cropped dark hair

He was wearing

a dark top
and dark trousers

Police believe they are local to York and may have been on a night out at that time. They ask anyone with information to get in touch: details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for John Armstrong
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email John Armstrong
Quote reference number 12160223012