Surrounded and assaulted: Filmgoers attacked outside York cinema

Vue Cinema at Clifton Moor, York. Photograph © Google Street View
19 Aug 2019 @ 1.36 pm
| Crime, News

Two people were surrounded and assaulted after watching a film in York.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened outside Vue York in Clifton Moor at about 10.20pm on Tuesday, 23 July.

A group of youths and a man had waited outside the cinema for four people “who the youths had had an encounter with earlier that evening,” police said.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • The offenders surrounded the victims as they left the cinema.

    One of the group was surrounded and assaulted by the youths and the adult male. A female victim was also assaulted when trying to aid her friend.

    One of the victims received a minor injury to his face.

    We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Ben Hepworth
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Quote reference number 12190134112