Two women attack York dog-walker, throw her to the ground

Bootham, York. The woman was attacked on the opposite side to Sainsbury's. Photograph © Google Street View
5 Oct 2015 @ 2.30 pm
| Crime
Bootham, York. The woman was attacked on the opposite side to Sainsbury's. Photograph © Google Street View
Bootham, York. The woman was attacked on the opposite side to Sainsbury’s. Photograph © Google Street View

Two women attacked an innocent passer-by as she walked her dog in York city centre.

The victim, a Leeds woman aged in her fifties, was walking her dog along Bootham on Friday (October 2) at around 8pm.

As she passed on the opposite side to the Raj restaurant and Sainsbury’s, she was approached by two women who demanded money and a mobile phone.

They then grabbed her and pushing her to the ground. They left the scene empty-handed.

Appeal for witnesses

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident, including a man, aged around 25, who was passing at the time and shouted at the pair to stop.

The victim suffered grazing to her knees as a result of the attack, and she was very shocked and shaken up by what happened to her. Her dog was unharmed.

Have you seen them?

The suspects are…

white
aged between 26 and 28
and both had dyed blonde hair.

What they were wearing

One woman had dark roots showing and was wearing a short-sleeved white top and blue jeans
The other woman was wearing a blue top and blue jeans and was carrying a handbag.

Acting Detective Sergeant Matt Wilkinson of York Serious Crime Team, said:

This was a disgraceful attack on a woman out walking her dog. I am appealing to anyone who witnesses what happened, in particular the young man who we believed disturbed the pair.

I would also like to hear from anyone who can help us identify the suspects. Perhaps you know who they are or have heard them discussing the incident.

If you can help us find those responsible, please contact us as soon as possible.

Get in touch with police on the numbers below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for York Serious Crime Team
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12150174579