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Girl charged with assault after police officer bitten

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At around 8.50pm on Friday 28 April 2017, police were called to a disturbance in Avenue Grove, Harrogate where a 16-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of breach of court bail conditions and taken to Harrogate custody suite

While at Harrogate police station, a woman police officer was bitten and received medical treatement for a bite wound to her arm. The 16-year-old was further arrested on suspicion of assaulting a policing officer and later charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

She is due to appear at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

Last modified: April 29, 2017