Teenager hospitalised after “nasty” attack

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A teenager has been left with a broken jaw after a “nasty” and “unprovoked” attack in Harrogate.

The attack happened in the early hours of a Sunday morning, when two 17 year olds were walking along Park View in the town, close to the junction with Chelmsford Road.

They were approached by another man and a woman walking along the street. The man then punched one of the 17-year-olds in the face, fracturing his jaw in two places.

“This was a nasty, unprovoked attack on an innocent member of the public and we need to bring the person responsible to justice,” said PC Mark Weir, of Harrogate Police.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault or knows anything about it to contact me.

“In particular I urge the woman who was with the offender at the time, to do the right thing and come forward. The victim was seriously injured and she is a vital witness to the incident.”

The attack happened between 2 and 3am on Sunday, July 15. The injured teenager was taken to Harrogate District Hospital and then transferred to York District Hospital for treatment to his broken jaw.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Mark Weir. Or you can email him at mark.weir@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.