Teenager injured in pub ‘bottle attack’

A TEENAGER suffered a head injury after he was allegedly hit with a glass bottle in a Malton pub.

The 18-year-old was taken to Scarborough Hospital for treatment for the wound, which was bleeding, following the incident in the King’s Head Hotel, at 12.05am on Saturday.

Police later arrested a 17-year-old local youth in connection with the incident at the pub in the Market Place.

He was questioned by police and then released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

The following night at 1.30am, bouncers at the King’s Head called for police assistance following reports of a number of fights inside the premises.

The pub was closed and a team of police officers, including a dog unit, arrived to disperse the large group of people away from the Market Place.

Two local men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested at 2am for fighting near Morrisons supermarket on Castlegate.

They have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Inspector Andy Everitt, commander of Ryedale’s police force, said: “Collectively, the police and its partners are monitoring all incidents of violence and disorder in Malton and Norton. I have a meeting today with the crime and disorder officer at Ryedale District Council and the Licensing Officer to review licensing issues within Malton and Norton.

“I have a further meeting tomorrow with the Scarborough district police licensing officer and the force licensing officer. We are reviewing arrangements for ensuring that violence in the night time economy is eradicated.

“It’s the joint responsibility of the licensees and wider agencies to explore ways to ensure we take ownership.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident on Saturday night are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Clair Gascoyne.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 and quoting reference number 12120055026.