Woman, 51, arrested over racist attack on Hob Moor

An aerial view of Hob Moor, York. Photograph © Google Street View
10 Jun 2020 @ 3.21 pm
| Crime

A woman has been arrested in connection with the attack on a man and his dog on Hob Moor in York.

North Yorkshire Police officers arrested the 51-year-old woman at an address in York at 2.25pm this afternoon (Wednesday).

She was arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated assault and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, in connection with the incident on the evening of Tuesday (9 June).

She was further arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession of class B drugs.

She remains in custody at this time, while police enquiries continue.

Video footage of the incident, shared on social media and YorkMix, showed the man being abused and spat at, and his dog kicked in the head.

That prompted a number of members of the public to contact the police with information about the incident.

Following the arrest, we have now removed that post and video from our channels.