Police investigate Yarm Town Council 'assault'

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Image caption The Yarm Town Council meeting took place on Tuesday evening

Police are investigating allegations a woman was thrown down stairs at a town council meeting.

Cleveland Police said it had received reports a woman had been assaulted at Yarm Town Hall on Tuesday evening and had to go to hospital.

Town council chairwoman Lyn Casey confirmed the meeting had been suspended during an incident.

However, she rejected allegations a woman had been pushed, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

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