Shocking CCTV images show a man punch York pub landlady in the face

The man hits Amy in the Kings Arms
24 Jul 2018 @ 6.40 pm
| Crime, News

This is the shocking moment a man punched a woman in the head in a York pub.

It happened in the Kings Arms – and now the search is on to find the man caught on the CCTV cameras.

The victim is Amy Wilson, landlady of the Kings Arms. She was attacked at about 8.05pm on Saturday (July 21).

The man lashed out at her as she was working in the popular riverside pub.

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Amy told YorkMix:

  • He struck me with a full punch to the side of my head. I am tender and swollen and eating is painful.

    Thankfully there was no treatment necessary after I’d visited minor injuries. However, this could have been so much worse.

Police investigation underway

Another CCTV image from the night
When this happened Pete, her fiance and the pub landlord, was outside dealing with an incident in the beer garden which required police intervention.

The man who punched Amy left the pub immediately, but she has shared the pictures on Facebook – and the hunt is on to find him.

Amy offered her thanks to the doorstaff, the York Street Rangers and the police who came to her assistance quickly.

People on Facebook expressed their shock and anger at what happened. “Absolutely awful, hope you are both okay, and the coward who did it gets what he deserves,” wrote Sally Grady.

The shocking moment Amy was assaulted
The Kings Arms in York. Photograph: YorkMix

Amy Davies was in the pub that night, and posted: “Saturday was a massive kick off, me and my friend we’re just sat watching it all – didn’t see this particular bit but did speak to the landlady and I must say she took it like a trooper.”

And Donna Godfrey wrote: “I can’t actually look at this without fuming. I mean this man is going to get karma – that is a full on punch.”

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • A woman reported that she had been assaulted in a pub on Kings Staith in York at about 8.05pm on 21 July 2018.

    Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 12180134960.