Woman grabbed by the neck in attack near a York pub

The Winning Post pub on Bishopthorpe Road. Photograph © Google Street View
23 Jul 2018 @ 2.40 pm
| Crime, News

A man grabbed a woman by the neck and tried to kiss her in an assault near a York pub.

The attack happened close to the Winning Post on Bishopthorpe Road at around 8pm on Wednesday, July 11.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • The victim was talking to a man who is believed to then have grabbed her by the neck and attempted to kiss her.

    The victim was left extremely shaken following the incident.

Police have issued this description of the attacker.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

aged in his 30s
of average build
with short spiked light brown hair
and a short beard.

He was wearing

a white T-shirt and bottoms.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following the assault – contact details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Gareth Foster
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Gareth Foster here
Quote reference number 12180126497