Appeal for witnesses – York student assaulted near Tesco

11 Oct 2013 @ 7.43 pm
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Issued by North Yorkshire Police

York police are appealing for information after a college student sustained serious facial injuries during an assault.

Between 10.35am and 10.45am on Wednesday 9 October 2013, the 19-year-old man was walking back to York College with a group of friends after attending Askham Bar Tesco store.

As the group walked along the pathway which leads to the college, an altercation took place between the group and two men who were walking towards them.

Following an exchange of words, during which the victim stood up for a younger member of the group, the victim was assaulted and sustained a broken cheek bone, jaw and eye socket.

The two suspects are described as both aged around 18, both white, one around 6ft tall, of stocky build and wearing a grey shirt, the other is around 5ft 11in and of slim build with ginger hair.

There were a number of people in the area at the time, including students, who may have seen the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack or can help identify the suspects to come forward.

Detective Constable Chris Hogg of York CID, said: “This was a violent assault resulting in serious injury to the victim and I can’t stress how important it is obtain information from anyone who saw the incident unfold or witnessed the actual assault.

“It’s possible that some students know who the attackers were and I urge them to come forward. If you are concerned about speaking to the police, you can talk to your tutors at the college if you prefer.”

Anyone who can help our investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Chris Hogg in York CID.

Alternatively you can email DC Hogg by clicking here.

If you prefer to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

York College students can also contact their tutors to pass on any information.

Please quote incident number 12130175971 when passing on information about this incident.