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Police dog handler injured as police arrest axeman in Beverley town centre

Police dog handler injured as police arrest axeman in Beverley town centre
Police dog handler injured as police arrest axeman in Beverley town centre

A dog handler was injured as police arrested a man wielding an axe in Beverley town centre today.

Police were called to reports that a a man was seen holding a small axe and acting in a threatening manner on Butcher Row at about 9am.

Officers, including dog handlers, were sent to the scene and a man was arrested.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: "During the course of his arrest one of our dog handlers was allegedly assaulted and sustained minor injuries. No-one else was hurt.

"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."