Updated: Violence flares in York suburb – Two men attacked and five cars vandalised
Two men were hurt and five cars vandalised after an outbreak of violence in a York suburb.
Police were called to Albemarle Road on South Bank last night (Wednesday) after a large group of around 30 youths caused trouble between 8.15pm and 8.30pm.
A witness told YorkMix that they saw an older man being punched by a younger one.
Then, as he was walking away, he was knocked to the ground and kicked and punched.
They added that another man who went to help him was injured by a bottle.
Police say one of the two men assaulted was taken to York Hospital with swelling to his eye and cuts and grazes to his face. He was discharged following treatment.
The youth ran off when police arrived.
It was described as “a very frightening incident”.
Resident Laura Jones shared pictures of damaged cars in South Bank today, vandalised by youths last night.
She told YorkMix there was a large group on the Knavesmire all afternoon, which was fine. But later “there were two boys on a moped – one was driving and the other was kicking the wing mirrors off.
“They were being chased by all their friends who were screaming after them. It’s just so sad that people have behaved like this.”
She also said youths threw bins at the cars. Another witness described 20-30 youths involved.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“We are appealing for information about a large group of youths in the Albemarle Road area.
“In particular, we are appealing for information for the identity of a male, wearing a grey tracksuit top and grey tracksuit shorts.
“The male was also believed to be wearing black trainers and black ankle socks, and a light coloured cap.”
If you have any information about these incidents, please contact North Yorkshire Police.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 1356 Philip Gobby
- Email PC Gobby here
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12210089290