A YOUNG woman was attacked and repeatedly punched in the face as she walked along a city street in the early hours of today, June 16.

The 21-year-old was making her way along Farrar Street in York when she was approached by a man at about 2.20am.

He stopped and punched her in the face three times – leaving his victim with a cut to her eye although she did not need hospital treatment.

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The attacker was described as olive skinned, possibly Middle Eastern or from eastern Europe, aged between 20 and 25-years-old, around 5ft 10in tall, well-built with dark hair, a round face and thick eyebrows.

He was wearing a pale-coloured long sleeved shirt with a pale vertically striped pattern on it and beige chinos.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the description of the man, to contact them with information.

In particular, any taxi drivers who were dropping passengers off in the Lawrence Street area in the early hours could have information which can help the police with their enquiries.

Contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for PC Ben Hutchinson or York police.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to ben.hutchinson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Or Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.