It happened between midday and 2.30pm when a man was being aggressive to passers by.
Officers believe that numerous members of the public may have witnessed the incident or have been approached by the man and are appealing to anyone who can assist their investigation to come forward.
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Local Plan: Fears new village will drive thousands to York instead of HarrogateA spokesperson said: “If you witnessed the actions of the man, interacted with him or believe you may be a victim of a crime, please contact PC Walker at Harrogate Police Station on 101 (ext. 31067) or email [email protected] If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to ‘Crimestoppers’ on 0800 555 111.”
Update: New Harrogate roadworks next weekAnyone who makes contact is urged to quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190014992 when passing information about this incident.
Police say that a man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the incident and released while under investigation.