A gang suspected to have come from a local school in York attacked a man and kicked him in the face.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the serious assault that took place in Station Road, Upper Poppleton at about 9.50pm on Friday 28 May.
The man was knocked to the floor from behind. Then a large group of male youths kicked him to his face and chest in what police described as ‘a completely unprovoked attack’.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “It is believed the suspects might be from a local school, and may have been in Upper Poppleton celebrating their last day in school.
“We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information, or CCTV in the area of the assault, is asked to get in touch.
“One witness has mentioned the name ‘Jordan’ as one of the suspects – if anyone knows a youth by that name who was in the Poppleton area that evening then please contact North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency.”
Three of the suspects are described as follows:
Male 1 was white, skinny build, around 15-16 years old, 5ft 6ins tall, wearing a redish/blackish baseball cap, a white short-sleeved t-shirt and black trackies, and had a black bag across his chest.
Male 2 was stockier than the first suspect, about 5ft 11ins to 6ft tall, about 15-16 years old. He was wearing a navy tracksuit top and had matching bottoms. His hair was short back and sides and longer on top, and was brownish/blond in colour.
Male 3 was white, of medium build, with the same style hair as the second suspect, but his hair was blond. He was wearing a plain white T-shirt and had a silver chain around his neck and black tracksuit bottoms.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.
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