Witnesses sought after police officers spat at and head-butted in North Yorkshire (From The Northern Echo)
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Witnesses sought after police officers spat at and head-butted in North Yorkshire
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following attacks on officers in Scarborough.
The incidents occurred at around 3.30am on Sunday, October 20, in St Thomas Street, outside Boleyn's nightclub, and near to the Opera House Casino, when a group of men assaulted the police officers as they arrested people involved in a fight.
Officers were kicked, punched and head-butted. A number of the suspects also spat at the police, but none of the officers were seriously injured.
The officers were assisted by door staff from Boleyn's during the disorder.
Two men from Scarborough, aged 18 and 20 were arrested on suspicion of assaulting both male and female police officers.
Four more Scarborough men, aged between 19 and 24, were arrested in connection with the incident. They are all currently remain in police custody.
Inspector Andy Short, of Scarborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The violence against the officers carrying out their duty to maintain law and order on the streets of Scarborough is wholly unacceptable and something we will absolutely not tolerate.
“There will be a zero tolerance approach to anyone committing violent crime anywhere in the district, drunkenness is not an excuse to assault members of the public, door staff or police officers.”
Anyone who can assist with this enquiry is urged to contact Scarborough police on 101, select option 2 and ask for James Hardie or email James.Hardie@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111, quoting reference number 12130182110.
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