Police Investigation underway following disturbance in York
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Police have launched an investigation into an outbreak of disturbances which took place in the Foxwood area yesterday evening (Monday 25 April 2022).
A large number of youths congregated between 5.30pm and 6.45pm. Officers attended and sadly whilst dealing with the incident a PCSO was assaulted. There were also several public order offences as well as anti-social-behaviour.
The youths congregated on Askham Lane, Westfield Place and Westfield Park. Officers have now launched an investigation into the incident. This investigation involves reviewing body worn video from the officers that dealt with the incident.
Anyone who has any information that can assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. Please quote North Yorkshire Police reference number 12220069859 when passing information.
Senior Commander for York, Superintendent Mark Khan from North Yorkshire Police said: “This type of behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated on the streets of York.
“I am appalled that a member of police staff was assaulted during this incident. This member of staff is now receiving support and we will be taking swift action to deal with those responsible.
“Once again, I would urge members of the local community to work with the police and pass on any information that could assist with our live investigation immediately.”