Police response to incident in New Earswick, Monday 13 March
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Police were contacted at around 3.30pm yesterday, Monday 13 March 2023 with reports of violence taking place near to New Earswick shops on Haxby Road, York.
Eye-witnesses reported that a group of secondary school age children from Joseph Rowntree School were involved in a physical altercation. A woman who became involved in the incident, was also physically assaulted.
Officers are engaging with the school and an investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances around the incident.
Police are requesting that those who captured mobile phone footage of the assault give consideration to those who may have been targeted and not share it on social media platforms.
Instead, anyone who did capture footage, or has any information which would assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting reference 12230045667.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.