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Whitby swing bridge incident 30 November 2019

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Police were called to an altercation involving a man and a woman on the swing bridge in Whitby at around 4.25pm on Saturday 30 November 2019.

As a result of the incident, a 26-year-old man from Middlesbrough was arrested and charged with assaulting a member of the emergency services and using threaetning or abusive words/behaviour.

He is due to appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on 16 December 2019.

The man was detained after officers used a taser and pava spray.

A 24-year-old woman, also from Middlesbrough, was arrested on suspicion of assault and using threatening or abusive words/behaviour. She has been released on bail while enquiries continue.

Incident number 12190219873

Last modified: December 2, 2019