Video: Pregnant woman hit in the eye ‘by BB pellet’ fired in York city centre

A still from the CCTV showing the cyclists police wish to talk to
17 Jun 2015 @ 4.53 pm
| Crime

This film shows two cyclists York police want to question after a pregnant woman was hit in the eye by what is believed to be a BB gun pellet.

At around 6pm on Saturday, May 23, the 32-year-old East Yorkshire woman was with her husband on Lendal Bridge.

They stopped near Pizza Express where the woman kissed her husband. At the same time she heard someone pass a comment before she fell to the ground as a result of being hit in the eye with what is believed to be a BB gun pellet.

The two cyclists shown in the footage passed the couple at the same time as the woman fell.

Officers want to speak to them as they could have important information that could help their investigation.

The woman continues to attend hospital for treatment to her eye and it is not yet known if any permanent damage has been caused.

If you are the cyclists or can help identify them, please contact North Yorkshire Police – details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York Investigation Hub
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Craig Appleby
Quote reference number 12150086488