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Police hunt York man suspected of assault
POLICE are searching for Joshua Cooper, 21, who is wanted for recall to prison.
Cooper, of Osbaldwick, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment in December 2011 for GBH, after he hit a man with a wooden pole.
North Yorkshire Police said Cooper was released on licence in August 2012, but has since become a suspect in another assault case.
Detective Sergeant Mark Jackson, of York CID, said: “Joshua Cooper is in breach of his prison release licence and he will be well aware that we are looking for him. We believe he is still in York and will be knocking on doors around the city until we find him.
“By continuing to evade the police he is making life very difficult for himself and he will have a lot more questions to answer when we do catch up with him."
Cooper is described white, about 5ft 8in tall, with a medium build, blue eyes and fair hair.
Anyone who sees him or has any information on his whereabouts, is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 as soon as possible.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.