Police Officer assaulted on duty

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A Harrogate Police officer was punched in the face whilst on duty yesterday.

A 15-year-old girl from the Bedale area was arrested in connection with the assault and charged with assaulting a police officer, criminal damage and obstructing a police officer.

She will appear at Harrogate Youth Court on July 24 at 9.30am.

Officers had been responding to reports of an assault on a 20-year-old Harrogate man in Skipton Road, Harrogate at around 4:30pm yesterday (Thursday July 5) when the officer was assaulted.

Police arrested a 19-year-old Harrogate man on suspicion of assault.

He has been released on bail while the investigation into the assault continues.

Anyone who was on Skipton Road at the time and witnessed the incident is asked to call Harrogate police on 101, quoting reference 12130109870.