Harrogate police

Police appeal for witnesses to Harrogate assault that is believed to be racially motivated

26 April 2021

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about an assault in Harrogate which is believed to have been racially motivated.

A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Officers are keen to hear from members of the public who intervened to try to protect the victim, and anyone else with information about the incident on Oxford Street.

  • 10.30pm on Thursday, 22 April 2021
  • Two men approached a security guard
  • He was assaulted, but fortunately he was not injured in the attack

Both men are described as white. One had distinctive long, black curly/wavy hair.

The man who was arrested was later released from custody under investigation while enquiries are ongoing.

We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, police are appealing for information from the outstanding members of the public whom have been identified through enquiries, who intervened and prevented further attacks.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Matt Carling. You can also email matt.carling@northyorkshire.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number NYP-22042021-0527.

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