Police officers assaulted

Two police officers have been assaulted in Scarborough. Two men have been arrested in connection with the attack

Police condemn officer assaults

North Yorkshire Police have condemned an attack on two police officers in Scarborough.

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.

"I would like to thank the door staff from the nightclub, who stepped in to assist officers arrest those involved. CCTV footage of the incidents is also being used as part of the evidence against the offenders"

"I am also appealing to everyone else who was in the area at the time to come forward and contact the police, as they will have information that can assist with this investigation."

– Insp Andy Short, North Yorkshire Police

Six arrested over Scarborough police assault

Six men have been arrested after an attack on two police officers in Scarborough.

The incident happened on St Thomas Street, outside Boleyn's nightclub at around 3:30am on Sunday. A group of men assaulted both a male and female officer as they were arresting people involved in a disorder.

The officers were kicked, punched, head-butted and spat at by the offenders although neither were seriously injured. Door staff from Boleyn's assisted the police officers during the disorder.

Six men from Scarborough, aged between 18 and 24, have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

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