York & North Yorkshire

Police officer injured in Barlby pub fight arrest scuffle

A police officer has been injured as he arrested a man suspected of being involved in a fight at a pub in a North Yorkshire village.

Officers were called to deal with the fight involving three men at the New Inn in Barlby on Sunday night.

Officers used batons and pepper spray to subdue a 29-year-old suspect as they arrested him a short time later.

During the struggle an officer was allegedly punched in the face and was treated in hospital for minor injuries.

North Yorkshire Police said the officer was later discharged from hospital and was back on duty the next day.

The arrested man was later released on police bail.

Anyone who witnessed the fight in the pub or the arrest in the village is urged to contact police.

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