A man has been arrested after becoming aggressive with staff at a shopping centre in Scarborough.
Police were called to the Brunswick Shopping Centre at 5.30pm yesterday (Monday) over reports of a theft at the JD Sports shop.
A 29-year-old man was detained at the store by staff.
Police said he became "increasingly violent and abusive" while being detained on suspicion of theft.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "He was arrested on suspicion of theft from a shop, assault, assaulting a police officer and obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty and was taken to Scarborough Police Station where he currently remains in police custody."