Beverley: Incident in town centre

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Beverley: Incident in town centre

A man has been arrested following an incident in Beverley.

Police received reports around 9am today (Friday 12th October) that a man was seen holding a small axe and acting in a threatening manner on Butcher Row.

Officers including dog handlers were deployed and the man was quickly arrested. 

During the course of his arrest one of the dog handlers was allegedly assaulted and sustained minor injuries. No-one else was hurt.

The 47-year-old suspect has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and assaulting a police officer. 

Police would like to thank all members of the public who contacted them so quickly about this isolated incident.