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North Yorkshire officer assaulted

A police officer was assaulted while attending reports of a disturbance in York over the weekend.

He had been responding to reports of a disturbance when the incident took place. A 17 year old was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault of an emergency worker and possession of a class b drug.

An investigation is currently undeway and the 17 year old remains in custody.

Chief Inspector of York and Selby, Chris Brumfitt from North Yorkshire Police commented:

“An attack on a police officer or an emergency worker is an attack on our family, and we take this extremely seriously.

“Officers and emergency service workers are trying to protect the public and do not come to work to be assaulted.

“Anyone who assaults an officer in York or North Yorkshire should expect swift and decisive action.”

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