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13-year-old boy attacked in York

A 13-year-old local boy has been assaulted on the cycle track between Hob Moor and Tadcaster Road in York.

The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon. A man aged around 19 or 20-years-old forcefully grabbed the young victim and pulled him off his bicycle and shook him violently.

Fortunately the victim did not require hospital treatment but has been left distressed by the incident.

Officers are appealing for information about the assault and are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

In particular, they are appealing for information about a white man aged 19 to 20-years-old, about 6ft tall of medium build with short curly ginger hair.

The man was wearing a black hoody and blue or black trousers and was seen to by riding a blue BMX bicycle.


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