Police arrest man with axe in Beverley town centre

Humberside Police sent dog handlers to the scene.
Humberside Police sent dog handlers to the scene.

A man has been arrested following an incident in Beverley this morning.

Police received reports at around 9am 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.

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

"Thank you to all members of the public who contacted us so quickly about this isolated incident."