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Scarborough: Investigation into off-duty police officer assault

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A 26-year-old man from Scarborough is being held in police custody in connection with an alleged assault on an off-duty police officer.

The incident occurred outside Squire’s carpet shop on Victoria Road at 6.39am on Friday (3 April 2020).

The suspect, who was bare chested and wearing tracksuit bottoms, was reported to have violently confronted the off-duty officer and tried to throw a bag of vomit over him.

The man was initially restrained by the victim and another fellow off-duty officer who had noticed the disturbance and realised his colleague needed assistance.

Officers on patrol then arrived at the scene and the suspect was placed into a police van and taken into custody for questioning.

He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

 Please quote reference number 12200054533 when providing details about this incident.


Last modified: April 3, 2020