Children as young as ten are said to have been involved in a hate crime incident in York.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information about the incident near the nature reserve office buildings at St Nicholas Fields at around 4pm on Saturday (15 August).
It involved a group including two girls aged around 10 and two boys aged 13 or 14 who were on bikes.
One of the girls was wearing a pink hooded top and one of the boys was wearing a black Nike hooded top.
It is alleged that one of the girls made a homophobic comment to two victims.
The boys are alleged to have made further homophobic comments before throwing a full plastic bottle at one of the victims, narrowly missing him.
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 that may assist in identifying the young people involved.”
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.
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