A woman was injured after allegedly being assaulted by a man in York city centre last night.
The incident happened on Stonebow at around midnight yesterday (Sunday 14 August running into Monday).
It involved a man and a woman who were visiting from Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.
The woman, who is aged in her early 40s, sustained an injury to her left eye which is suspected to have been caused by the man.
The victim did not seek any medical attention despite being advised to do so.
The 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Officers are aware that a man on a bicycle possibly witnessed the incident and stopped to offer assistance. We are urging him to get in touch to assist the investigation.
“Other witnesses are also asked to come forward with any information that could help.”
The arrested man is described as white, around 6ft tall, full beard and very long blonde-brown hair that runs the length of his back. This was tied up in a ponytail at the time of arrest. He has tattoos on both forearms.
The victim was wearing a white dress and has red-brown hair.
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