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Police appeal for witnesses to Catterick assault

Catterick police are appealing for information following an assault in the town.

It happened at 2.30am on Thursday December 12 on Catterick Road, near Darlington College.

Two men from Catterick Garrison, aged 25 and 29, were assaulted by two other men. The victims received minor head injuries.

One of the men was taken to the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton for treatment.

The first suspect is described as a white man who is short and stocky, with short brown hair. He was wearing a navy blue jumper with white writing on front.

The second man is around 5ft 8in tall. He was wearing a zip-up hoodie with writing in the shape of a rainbow on the front.


Police release picture of Catterick assault suspect

CCTV image of Catterick assault suspect.

Police investigating an assault in Catterick, which left two men injured, have released an image of a suspect they need to trace.

The assault happened around 3am on Friday November 8 in the Louis Bar nightclub in Kitchener Road.

A 27-year-old man from Catterick was knocked unconscious. He was taken by ambulance for treatment at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.

A 21-year-old friend of the victim, from Darlington, was also hit in the face when he intervened. He was treated by paramedics.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his late teens or early twenties with a slim build and short hair. When he left the bar he was with a number of other people.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Soldiers pack York Minister

Thanksgiving service at York Minister Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Hundreds of soldiers who recently returned from an operational tour of Afghanistan have gathered in York Minster for a service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and the Armed Forces Minister, Andrew Robathan, joined members of the 4th Mechanized Brigade.

Soldiers attended service to remember comrades who died on duty Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Archbishop of York said: “Our Armed Forces are the bravest of the brave and it is a great honour to be able to welcome them home today.'

Soldiers' remembrance service in York

“The professionalism and bravery of the soldiers and marines of the 4th Mechanized Brigade has been both astonishing and humbling.

"They achieved a huge amount during our tour of duty and I am enormously proud of them.

"It is important for us now to remember our fallen and the wounded as well as to mark our achievements. It is a great privilege for us to be able to do that in the magnificent York Minster.”

– Brigader Bob Bruse



Families of fallen at remembrance service

The soldiers from 4th Mechanized Brigade, who are attending today's remembrance service, spent the tour helping the Afghan National Security Forces take on the responsibility for Helmand province.

Also at the ceremony at York Minster will be Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and the Armed Forces Minister, Andrew Robathan MP.

Family members of injured soldiers and the bereaved are expected to attend the service to honour the life and service of their loved ones.

Military representatives from the US, Danish and Estonian Armies will also be present.

Fears that barracks closure will kill the community

Holy Trinity Church of England School Credit: ITV

People in Ripon fear the closure of the nearby Claro Barracks will kill their community.

Many of the people living there are from military backgrounds and have settled in the area.

At Holy Trinity Church of England School 26% of students are from military families. The head teacher says she fears it will have an impact on the school.

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