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Boy, 13, 'grabbed off bike and repeatedly punched in face'

The assault happened on Hob Moor in York on Tuesday. Credit: Google street view

A man grabbed a 13-year-old boy off his bike and repeatedly punched him in the face as he made his way home from school, police said.

Detectives said the boy received "minor injuries" in the assault, which happened on Hob Moor in York at about 3.45pm on Tuesday.

North Yorkshire Police said the man, who was about 30- to 40-years old, made off towards Tadcaster Road after the attack.

The suspect is described by police as a white man, approximately 5ft 8ins in height, of slim build, with a dark shaved head and stubble.

Officers added that he was wearing dark clothes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

Ice warning issued for north east

A dusting of snow in Fenham, West Newcastle this morning Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for ice in the north east. There will be icy stretches this morning as showers continue to push in from the North Sea.

Some difficult driving conditions are possible as well as 1-2cm of snow in some areas.

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