Two York teenagers have been attacked in what police are classing as a hate crime.
It happened on Acomb Green at around 9pm on Sunday 24 April. Both victims are 17 years old.
One of them suffered permanent damage to her teeth due to the assault.
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and released on police bail. A further male has been interviewed and released under investigation.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “This is being treated as a hate related incident and we are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding it.
“In particular, we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident and filmed it on their mobile phone to come forward.”
Contact the police on the numbers below if you can help.
The police spokesperson said: “Hate crime comes in many different forms but with your help, we can tackle those responsible for hate crime and keep our communities safe.
“We’re here and ready to help anyone who has been affected by someone else’s prejudice, ignorance or violence.”
Find out more on the police website here.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Mike Holden
- Email Mike Holden here
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12220071024