Man headbutts police officer in Scarborough whilst being arrested for being drunk and disorderly

A man assaulted a police officer whilst being arrested in Scarborough yesterday.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 4:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 4:18 pm
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The incident started in Westborough when the 57-year-old male from Middlesbrough was found on the ground.

An ambulance was called to assist whilst officers tried to rouse the man who police say then became very abusive and was swearing in the street, both at the officers who tried to assist him, and the public walking by.

A statement from police says the man then tried to urinate in a public area and was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and begging in a public place.

During his arrest, he headbutted one of the officers and was further arrested for this.

He has been charged to Scarborough Magistrates Court.

The ambulance was cancelled to allow the team to be redeployed.

North Yorkshire Police said: "The Community Impact Team are working closely with partners to cut down on the anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

"Patrols have increased through the summer and other agencies are involved on ensuring that those who require help, whether medical or psychological, are receiving this in a timely manner to help prevent offending and self-neglect.