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Man arrested after York beer garden attack
DETECTIVES investigating a robbery in a York pub’s beer garden have arrested a 33-year-old man from Hartlepool.
Police have also identified the injured robbery victim after an appeal for him to come forward was reported on The Press’ website yesterday.
The incident happened at 2pm last Friday afternoon at the Crystal Palace public house in Holgate Road.
North Yorkshire Police said yesterday that he was headbutted and remained on the ground for some time before getting to his feet and leaving the pub, and officers were concerned he might be seriously injured.
They said the incident only came to light later when the landlord was reviewing CCTV footage.
“The man entered the beer garden with another man and a woman,” said a spokesman.
“They spoke with each other before the victim was head-butted and some of his property was taken. The suspect then left the premises with the woman.
“After the robbery the victim remained on the ground for some time before getting to his feet and leaving the pub.”
He said the victim was white, aged around 30 and approximately 6ft tall, with a slim build and dark hair. At the time he was wearing a lumberjack style jacket, red hooded top, blue jeans and black shoes.
The suspect was white, with a medium build, aged about 30 and with short brown hair. He was wearing a navy blue coat and blue jeans.
The woman was approximately 5ft 4in tall with long dark hair and was wearing a white body warmer, blue jeans and pink shoes.
The spokesman said today that a 32-year-man from York, who was the victim, contacted police to report the incident yesterday following coverage in local media.
He said that as a result of police inquiries, a 33-year-old man from Hartlepool, Cleveland, was arrested yesterday at his home address and was in police custody yesterday evening.
He urged anyone able to assist with the investigation to contact York CID on 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12130181317.