A WOMAN suffered serious injuries in an attack in York.

The 24-year-old was walking in St John's Crescent at about 11.55pm on Wednesday, March 19, when she was punched in the face and suffered a broken cheekbone and a black eye.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the victim had walked along Lord Mayors Walk and into Monkgate, when the suspect ran past her towards Penley's Grove Street. After the attack, he ran through an alleyway towards Jackson Street.

The suspect is described as white, in his early to mid-thirties, about six feet tall, slim, with short dark hair. At the time he wore a dark slim-fitting waist-length jacket, jeans and black shoes.

Police want to speak to the driver of a small dark hatchback car that turned into Penley's Grove Street at about the time, causing the suspect to wait before crossing the road.

Anyone with information should phone police on 101, email yorkcid@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.