These two men are being hunted after acid attack in York

Robinson Peter Fitch Binks
Robinson Peter Fitch Binks -Credit:North Yorkshire Police


Police have named two men they are hunting for after a man suffered serious burns to his back in an acid attack in York.

Joshua Anthony Strickland, aged 29, and Robinson Peter Fitch Binks, 26, are both wanted in connection with a violent incident which took place at an address on Fossway, York, on Friday, April 19, at around 12.30am.

A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital with "serious burn injuries" across his back following a suspected acid attack. A 41-year-old was arrested in connection with the incident on Friday and was released on conditional bail.

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As part of the search for Strickland and Binks, North Yorkshire Police say they arrested a 43-year-old woman on Sunday evening and a 54-year-old man today. They are both being held for questioning.

Robinson Peter Fitch Binks
Robinson Peter Fitch Binks -Credit:North Yorkshire Police

In a direct appeal to the pair, the police said: "Joshua and Robinson, if you see or hear this appeal, it’s time to do the right thing and hand yourselves into the police.

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"As every hour passes, you are only making it harder for yourselves.

"Also, anyone suspected of helping you to evade arrest will also be arrested and face prosecution."

Joshua Anthony Strickland
Joshua Anthony Strickland -Credit:North Yorkshire Police

If you have an immediate sighting of either of the men, you should call 999, quoting reference number 12240067920. Any relevant information can be provided by navigating to North Yorkshire Police on the police public portal here.

You can also remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.