Cyclist attacked by gang of teenagers on York riverbank

Photograph: Richard McDougall
31 May 2016 @ 5.41 pm
| Crime

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses
A cyclist was attacked and punched by a gang of teenagers as he rode along the riverbank in York.

The rider, a local man in his early twenties, was cycling alongside the River Ouse near Scarborough Bridge.

At around 5.20pm on Monday (May 30) he was attacked by a group of teenagers who tried to steal his bike.

The victim was pushed off his bike and punched in the face several times.

The boy who pushed and punched the victim is described as white, 5ft 11in-6ft tall and around 17 years old.

He has dirty blonde short hair and is of skinny build.

Help from passer-by

The victim was assisted by passers-by and managed to get away from the teenagers on his bike and cycled home.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information about the teenagers involved is urged to contact police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, press 2 and ask to speak to the Serious Crime Team York
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12160094754