Witnesses sought to Harrogate town centre assault

PoliceA man has suffered serious injuries when he was assaulted in Harrogate.

The victim, a 47-year-old local man, sustained fractures to his cheekbone and eye socket following an incident under One Arch at around 5.40pm on Sunday 5 May 2013.

A 17-year-old youth was arrested in connection with the incident and has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent.

He is due to appear at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 7 May 2013).

Despite the charge, officers are still seeking witnesses to the incident and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Harrogate CID.

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

Please quote reference number 12130071882 when passing information about this incident.

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