Police appeal for information after man is seriously assaulted on Green Lane, Acomb

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault which left a man with significant facial injuries, to contact them.

At around 10pm on Thursday 10 September 2020, the victim, a 44-year-old man from York, left the Clockhouse Pub on Kingsway in Acomb with one other male. The victim was wearing a dark coloured jumper and dark tracksuit style bottoms.

As the victim was walking down Green Lane, he was approached by an unknown male who was seen to speak to the victim and then subject him to a serious assault. The unknown male then left the scene.

The victim was taken to York District Hospital with significant facial fractures. He currently remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A dark coloured vehicle, believed to be a SAAB, was seen in the area shortly before the assault. Officers are particularly keen to trace this vehicle as the occupants may have important information which could assist their enquiries. Members of the public who were travelling in the area at the time of the incident, who may have captured dash cam footage are also encouraged to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information which would assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to DC 1798 CAREY. You can also email paul.carey@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. Please quote reference 12200159013.

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

What’s on in York; Cycle security marking on Friday

Organisers were reminding cyclists that there is an opportunity on Friday to have their bikes security marked by the Police.

The event, which will be held in the Foxwood Community Centre car park on Bellhouse Way, starts at 9:30am.

There will also be an opportunity to buy some perennial plants which have been grown in the community garden and to select some surplus food from the regular give away which is organised by volunteers.

What’s on in York: Bicycle security marking event

The many residents who have bought a bicycle during the last few months of lock-down, have their first opportunity to have it security marked on Friday 4th September.

The North Yorkshire police will be visiting the Foxwood Community centre car park between 9:30am and 11:30am at teh invitation of the Foxwood Residnts Association.

There will also be a plant sale while volunteers will be continuing their regular Friday morning distribution of surplus food.

Police appeal for information after alleged dangerous driving incident on Cornlands Road

The incident happened on Cornlands Road near to the junction with Askham Lane in York, shortly after 8.30pm on Tuesday 21 July 2020 when a silver Vauxhall Astra was seen to be driving in a dangerous manner.

A man was arrested and released on bail following this incident and lines of inquiry are ongoing. Police are wishing to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have any information which could help the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC41 ELLISON. You can also email 000041@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12200124809.

Coronavirus York updates; 12th July 2020

Deaths and test results

The government has issued revised statistics for the daily number of positive test results recorded in the City. The revised figures show that there were 3 confirmed cases last Wednesday. Another has been added to the Friday total. This brings the cumulative total of confirmed cases in the City to 908

Council publishes information including track and trace data

The York Council has published background papers for a meeting taking place tomorrow (Monday) which give the first local indications of the success of the “”track and trace” programme.

The papers say that 54 CYC residents with a positive test have been engaged since the end of May and 60 ‘contacts’ have been identified and traced.

Residents will hope that weekly updates will now be published as a minimum.

We know the number of positive test results.

We now need to understand how many contacts have been identified for each case and how many were successfully spoken to.


One of the sanitiser stations in York City centre has been vandalised. Stupidity on so many levels

Appeal following theft at Lidl Thanet Road store

Police have issued CCTV of a man they would like to speak to following a theft in Acomb, York.

The incident happened at Lidl, Thanet Road on 25 May 2020.

Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the person in the images as it is believed they could  have information which will help the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC209 Lewis or email Kira.Lewis@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12200087032 when passing on information.

Contact details:Kira Lewis – #0209 Kira.Lewis@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 101 Incident reference:12200087032

Crime increasing in York

Crime levels in York gradually increased during the lock-down period.  The latest figures cover the period up to the end of May.

Police UK stats

Those for “York Outer”, which excludes the City centre, revealed that 1689 crimes were reported during May.

This was a 12 month high.

Crime levels in the City centre fell significantly during the same period.  Despite this, during May, the Guildhall ward had the 19th highest crime incidence of any unitary authority ward across England & Wales

 In total 1849 crimes were recorded within the York Council area during May.  

Over half the reports involved anti-social behaviour.  There were also significant numbers of complaints about violence/sexual offences suggesting that social isolation might have adversely impacted on the domestic violence numbers.

Lock-down eased during June so observers will be watching carefully to see whether the crime trend continues.

Woman arrested in connection with attack on man and dog on Hob Moor

A woman has been arrested in connection with an attack on a man and his dog on Hob Moor in York yesterday.

North Yorkshire Police officers arrested the 51-year-old woman at an address in York at 2.25pm this afternoon.

She was arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated assault and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, in connection with the incident on the evening of Tuesday 9 June 2020.

She was further arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession of class B drugs.

She remains in custody at this time, while police enquiries continue.

Video footage of the incident had been circulated on social media. A number of members of the public contacted North Yorkshire Police with information about the incident.