Violence, assault and drunken behaviour - just some of the incidents police attended in Scarborough on 'Black Eye Friday'

Violence, assault and drunk and disorderly behaviour are just some of the incidents police in Scarborough dealt with on 'Black Eye Friday' this year.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 12:26 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd December 2019, 1:05 pm

North Yorkshire Police have explained these types of incidents often occcur in town centres on Friday and Saturday nights and they couldn't attribute them to the time of year.

A spokesman for the force said: "It's impossible to say which were specifically due to it being the Friday before Christmas - unfortunately our officers have to deal with violent and anti-social drunken behaviour on a daily basis, especially in town centres on Friday and Saturday nights.

"Although we dealt with a number of incidents in Scarborough, there was no noticeable rise in the number of 999 calls we received across the force area on Friday night/Saturday morning."

Stock image. JPI Media.

These are just some of the incidents police were called to on the evening of Friday December 21 and the early hours of Saturday December 22.

Friday December 21

5:39pm, Marine Parade - Officers received reports of five people drinking in the doorway of a café who had moved on when police arrived.

8.50pm, York Place - Reports were made of two men attacking a third man. The victim did not want to press charges or co-operate with a police investigation.

10.19pm, Nicholas Street - A man in his 20s was arrested by police in a pub on suspicion of assaulting a woman. He has since been released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.

10.20pm, Castle Road - A man in his 40s was arrested in a pub on suspicion of violent behaviour. He was released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.

Saturday December 22

12.02am, Thomas Street - A man was arrested for being drunk and disorderly. He was given a fixed penalty notice when he appeared in front of Scarborough Magistrates' Court.

3.18am, Thomas Street - A drunk man was moved on by police.

3.18am, St Nicholas Street - Officers attended a disturbance at a bar where a victim alleged he was assaulted after refusing to leave. Details were taken.

3.23am, Hanover Road - Reports were made of a serious assault. Both the police and ambulance attended. A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of assault and grievous bodily harm. He was released on bail while the investigation continues.

4.24am Victoria Street - A woman reported being assaulted by another woman. Details were provided to police and an investigation ongoing.