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Man receives serious facial injuries in alleged attempted Knaresborough bag snatch

A man has received serious facial injuries during an attempted bag snatch in Knaresborough.

It happened on Sunday, 12 July 2015 between 2:10am and 2:30am on a path that runs alongside the allotments that links Stockwell Road and Frogmire Road in Knaresborough

Two men are alleged to have attempted to snatch a handbag from a woman and then assaulted another woman and a man who were present at the scene. As a result of the assault the man received serious facial injuries.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.


PC Darian Dundas, of Harrogate Police, said:

I am looking for any witnesses that may have been in the area at the time, or saw two men in the vicinity of Stockwell Road or Frogmire Road. Please contact police, as you may have important information that could assist the investigation.


Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC 1387 Darian Dundas or the Harrogate Investigation Hub.

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number  12150119507 or 12150118318 when passing information about this incident.


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