Police are investigating a serious incident in York which saw a boy attacked and chased by a man brandishing a large stick.
It happened in the grounds of the University of York between 6pm and 8pm on Friday (21 July).
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said the 12-year-old boy, “who was with friends, was chased by a man carrying a large stick, the size of a baseball bat.
“As a result of being chased the boy fell over and broke his arm, and the suspect proceeded to stand over the victim slapping the ground on either side of him with the stick.”
The force “is appealing for witnesses following the attack on a 12-year-old boy”.
“We are requesting the public’s assistance to help identify the suspect and establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Officers have reason to believe that the suspect may also have had access to a car.”
They have issued a description of the attacker. He
- is aged in his 20s
- was wearing a white and blue T-shirt
- has a curly moustache
- and short dark hair with light highlights and a centre parting.
If you can help police, you can contact them on the numbers below.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12230136620
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