Two arrested for affray after Saturday night fight

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Two Harrogate men were arrested on suspicion of affray after a scuffle broke out on a a town centre street over damage to wooden benches.

Harrogate police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after damage to park benches led to the disturbance in the town.

Last Saturday evening (August 10) a group of men damaged benches on the grassed area of Montpellier Hill in Harrogate town centre.

Passing members of the public challenged their behaviour which resulted in a fight.

Two men aged 22 and 23, both from Harrogate were arrested on suspicion of affray. They have been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

PC David Minto, of Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This kind of behaviour is wholly unacceptable and not something we will tolerate.

“If you were in the Montpellier Hill area at the time the damage occurred or witnessed the disturbance I ask you to come forward and contact the police straight away.”

Anyone who can assist with this enquiry is asked to contact Harrogate police on 101, select option 2 and ask for David Minto.

Alternatively information can be emailed to

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130136632.