Wanted: York man suspected of assaulting two officers and breaking court order

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Police are hunting a 19-year-old man from York who is suspected of assaulting two officers and breaking a court order.

Lewis Matthew Berkley was the first person in the city to be made the subject of a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

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It was granted in relation to aggressive and abusive behaviour which intimidated communities.

The court order was made in 2016 and runs until next year.

It prevents Berkley interacting with four named people and trying to disguise his identity with a hood when in public.

Berkley was released from prison in September after serving a sentence for burglary and theft offences.

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A North Yorkshire Police spokesman today said: "Since his release, he is believed to have breached his CBO several times by committing a number of offences.

"This includes the suspected assault of two Police Community Support Officers by driving at them on a quad bike close to Hawthorne Terrace, York, on Tuesday."

Berkley is described as white, around 5ft 10in and proportionately built, with mousy hair and brown eyes.

"Officers believe he may currently be in the Clifton area of York and are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry to locate him," the spokesman said.

"Police want to hear from anyone who knows Berkley’s whereabouts or has any other information that could help."

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and select option 1 to report any information, or dial 999 if the sighting is immediate.

Anyone passing on information is asked to quote reference number 12180124418.