Attacker wearing PPE visor assaulted man on his way to work

Police are appealing for witnesses, CCTV and other information after a man was assaulted near the Norton Industrial Estate.

By George Buksmann
Thursday, 17th December 2020, 2:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th December 2020, 2:26 pm

The assault took place at about 5.45am on Wednesday, December 16 in the wooded snicket which runs in-between Westfield Way and Stock Close / Evergreen Way.

The 27-year-old victim, who was on his way to work, was grabbed on the shoulder by an unknown male suspect who emerged from the bushes.

After a brief struggle, the victim broke free of the attacker's grip before the attacker fled up the snicket in the direction of Fletton Road.

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The assault took place in the early hours of the morning.

The suspect is described as being a white male with a tanned complexion and black hair. He was about 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins tall and of stocky build.

He was also dressed in dark clothing and was wearing a clear plastic face visor with blue padding on the forehead.

Investigating officer PC Wayne Leith said: “Thankfully random assaults of this nature are few and far between.

"As such, we do want the public to be unduly alarmed but we are urging people to be vigilant in the area and especially so during the hours of darkness.”

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC829 Wayne Leith.

You can also email [email protected]