Man charged after drunken affray in York restaurant

Officers are still at the scene. File photo
7 Dec 2016 @ 5.02 pm
| Crime, News

A man has been arrested following reports of drunken violence at a York restaurant.

The alleged incident took place at Bella Italia on Low Petergate between 8am and 8.50am on Monday (5 December 2016) – before the restaurant had opened.

A 43-year-old man was arrested in relation to the incident.

He has been charged with theft of a bottle of alcohol from the premises, being drunk and disorderly in a public place, and assaulting a police constable in the execution of his duty.

Thankfully, the officer was uninjured when carrying out the arrest.

Four members of the public assisted him to detain the man shortly before back-up arrived at the scene.

Sergeant James Duffy, of the York West Response Team, said: “I want to pass on our thanks to the members of the public who bravely helped the arresting officer in a difficult situation.

“We truly value the support from the local community and we were very grateful for their direct assistance on this occasion.”

It is understood the arrested man was working in the building.

He will appear York Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, December 22.