Appeal for witnesses to a serious assault in Whitby
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Officers from Scarborough Criminal Investigation Department are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault on a holidaymaker to come forward.
At around 9pm on Saturday night (24 September) a man who was visiting Whitby from Leeds was seriously assaulted outside Trenchers restaurant, near to the roundabout at Station Square and New Quay Road.
It’s believed the man was a victim of an unprovoked attack with a glass bottle, which has left him with a deep laceration to his cheek. He was taken to James Cook Hospital where he has received treatment for the injury and since been discharged.
Officers are appealing to witnesses to the incident to come forward and make contact with them. They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who captured telephone or dash cam footage.
They would particularly like to speak to a man who was seen in the area, who may hold important information. The man is described as white and was wearing a dark grey and black hooded raincoat over the top of a grey and blue hoodie. He was seen in the area with a woman in white trousers and a green jacket.
Anyone who has information which could assist the investigation, or recognises the description of the man police would like to speak to, is asked to email [email protected]. You can also dial 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to Douglas Stanway of Scarborough and Ryedale CID. Please quote reference 12220171041.
If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1110 – please quote the reference number above.