UPDATED: Suspected hate-related assault in York nightclub under investigation
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UPDATE: The man in the CCTV image has come forward this evening (Wednesday 7 February) and is assisting officers with the investigation. We ask that the CCTV image is removed from websites and social media as soon as possible while the investigation continues. Thank you for your support.
Original appeal with image removed - 2.22pm, 7 February 2024
North Yorkshire Police has issued a CCTV image of a man they need to speak to in connection with a suspected hate-related assault at the Kuda nightclub on Clifford Street, York.
The incident happened between 1am and 1.45am on 16 December 2023.
The victim, a 24-year-old man, suffered a split lip and he was taken to York District Hospital by his friends where he was treated and discharged.
He reported that he believed the assault related to his sexual orientation.
We are requesting help to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and to identify the man in the CCTV image.
If you have any information please email [email protected] or call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Lizzie Nash.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12230237907.