Young boy slashes man with knife near York primary school

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12 Dec 2017 @ 7.04 pm
| Crime, News

A young boy cut a man with a knife outside a York primary school in an attempted robbery.

The incident happened at around 10.20am on Monday (December 11) on a field next to St Oswald’s Primary School in Fulford.

The 35 year old male victim was approached by the suspect, who demanded the victim hand over his mobile phone.

When the man refused, the offender cut him on the arm and stomach with what is believed to be a small blade like a Stanley knife.

The victim was taken to York Hospital where he received treatment, but he is not in a serious condition.

Wore a hoodie

The field next to St Oswald’s Primary School in Fulford. Photograph © Google Street View

The police have issued this description of the offender.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

a young boy of school age
5ft 5in tall
of slim build

He was wearing

a black jacket with hood up
a snood
black tracksuit bottoms
with white socks over the ankles.

At this time, police do not believe this incident is linked to the robbery on the cycle path on Monday evening.

Detective Inspector Alan Rowan from the York Serious Crime Team said:

I want to reassure communities in York that at this moment in time police do not believe the two incidents are linked. We are not looking at a pattern of behaviour that the public need to be concerned about.

We are conducting a number of enquiries surrounding the investigation into these incidents and as always, the safety of the public remains paramount.

I encourage anyone who witnessed either of these incidents, or anyone who was in the area at the time, to contact North Yorkshire Police as a matter of priority. You might have vital information that could assist our investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the force control room
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12170221143