Woman charged over attack on man and his dog on Hob Moor

Hob Moor in York. Photograph: David Dunning
17 Nov 2020 @ 4.35 pm
| Crime

A woman is due to appear in court next month, charged in connection with a racially-aggravated York attack which caused a furore on social media.

On 9 June, a man was walking his dog on Hob Moor when he and his dog were attacked.

Video of the incident was widely shared on social media at the time.

A woman, 51, was arrested at an address in York at 2.25pm on Wednesday 10 June, a day after the incident took place.

Today (Tuesday), police said she has been charged with

  • racially aggravated assault and harassment of the dog owner
  • causing unnecessary suffering to an animal by allegedly kicking the dog.

The woman, who is from the York area, is due at York Magistrates’ Court next month.