Student suffers facial injuries in late-night assault

The sports pitches at York Sports Centre next to Heslington Lane and Walmgate Stray. Photograph © Google Street View
6 Nov 2020 @ 11.53 am
| Crime

A student was punched in the face after an altercation with another man in York.

The assault happened at about 1.30am yesterday (Thursday, 5 November) in the Heslington Lane area.

Police say a male and female student were arguing whilst walking at the rear of the hockey pitches, located close to Heslington Lane and the Walmgate Stray entrance.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Two unknown males approached them, and there was a verbal altercation between one of the males and the male student.

“One of the males then punched the male student once to the face, causing swelling and teeth to be chipped, requiring hospital treatment. The males then left in an unknown direction.

“We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and ask for any witnesses or suspects involved to make themselves known.”

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 Will Leah
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email PC Leah here
Quote reference number 12200194700