It occurred between 9pm and 10pm on Saturday 14 May 2011, when a 26-year-old local man was walking on Exelby Road in the town. While he was in the lay-by close to Bridge Grange Farm, a car stopped and three youths got out before assaulting him. They then left before returning a short time later and committing a second assault.
As a result of the assault, the man received a black eye, a bloodied nose and bruising to his face and head.
At the time of the incident a woman contacted the police to say she had seen a man in the lay-by, however she did not leave her details.
PC Rebecca Corcoran, of the Bedale Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I am urging anyone who knows anything about this assault, and in particular the woman who contacted the police at the time, to come forward. I believe she may have vital information which could help to identify the offenders and I ask that she contacts the police straight away.”
If you can assist with this investigation please contact PC Rebecca Corcoran on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12110081302. Or Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.