Woman attacked by stranger after her dog barked at fireworks

East Parade, looking towards the junction with Heworth Road. Photograph © Google Street View
6 Nov 2020 @ 11.15 am
| Crime

A woman was pushed and kicked by a man after her dog barked at some fireworks.

Police are now investigating the unprovoked attack that happened at the Heworth RoadEast Parade junction in York at 7.55pm yesterday (Thursday, 5 November).

An unknown male approached the victim and assaulted her after confronting her about her dog barking at fireworks.

The female suffered slight injuries after being pushed to the ground and kicked.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“In particular, we are appealing for information about the identity of the offender.”

Description issued

The suspect is described as

  • approximately 30 to 40 years od
  • around 5ft 9-10ins tall
  • of medium build
  • with dark shaggy hair in a bowl cut style.

He was wearing a black snood with a distinctive purple skeleton jaw graphic on the front, and a dark leather jacket.

He approached from the Melrosegate direction and left in the direction of the Walnut Tree Pub.

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 Harry Mallett
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Harry Mallett here
Quote reference number 12200195117