Woman, 60, suffers serious facial injuries in York attack

The alleyway off Micklegate where the victim was standing. Photograph © Google Street View
21 Sep 2020 @ 5.07 pm
| Crime

A woman had to have surgery for her injuries after she was attacked from behind while waiting for a taxi in York.

The assault happened on Micklegate just after 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August.

The a 60-year-old woman was standing in the alleyway between Pizza Plus and David Wilson Hairdressing Salon. She was pushed from behind by an unknown person.

She was taken to York Hospital by ambulance. Doctors found she had sustained a fractured cheek bone and also a broken nose. She underwent surgery to these injuries.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or could help identify the suspect to get in touch.

The suspect is

  • a white male
  • in his mid-20s
  • tall
  • slim
  • and he was wearing black jogging bottoms.

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 Toby Spencer
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Toby Spencer here
Quote reference number 12200154847