Appeal for information following criminal damage and racial abuse in York
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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information after a car was damaged by a group of men who shouted racial abuse at the driver on Water Lane in York.
The incident happened between 11.05pm -11.25pm on Saturday 16 July 2022 when the victim’s small red car was stopped by a group of men aged in their late teens who kicked and hit the victim’s car, causing damage to the bodywork.
One of the offenders was seen with a large stick to strike the vehicle. The victim tried to engage with the group but was subjected to racist abuse.
We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
In particular, we are appealing for information from anyone in the area at the time who witnessed the incident or would could identify those involved.
The three men are described as follows:
White man in his late teens, approximately 1.65m in height, slim build with short light brown hair. This man was wearing blue jeans, orange short sleeved top and a dark body warmer.
White man in his late teens, approximately 1.70 in height, chubby build with short black hair, shaven around the sides. This man was wearing a black top and black bottoms.
White man, aged approximately 30-40 years, around 1.8m tall and of medium build. This man had short brown hair and walked with a purpose. He was wearing black shorts and a white t shirt.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email [email protected]
You can also call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC461 Antony LOCKEY-SMITH.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12220124237