North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a serious assault that occurred recently in the Hob Moor area of York.
It happened at around 6pm on Wednesday 4 September and involved the serious assault of a 64-year-old local man who was walking his dog on Hob Moor.
The victim received facial injuries and lacerations to his mouth which required hospital treatment.
As a result of the current police investigation, a 63-year-old man from York was arrested and has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
We are asking for the public’s help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
In particular we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward with any information they have.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Phil Kennedy. You can also email email@example.com
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Invasive weeds were being cut back on Hob Moor yesterday. The area is fortunate in having supporters who will undertake this sort of task with the Friends of Hob Moor one of the most successful of local amenity societies
However, there are some problems on the Moor. Hedges have become overgrown with several paths, including part of Kingsway West, being obstructed.
Little Hob Moor (adjacent to Tadcaster Road) is showing signs of neglect.
So there is some work to be done. As this area is off the public highway (and relatively “safe”) gardening could be undertaken by – suitably equipped – volunteers. The Council does, however, need to add amenity area management to its promised weed control review agenda.