Update: Teenager charged with assaulting police officer during disturbance in Leeds street

The disturbance took place in Hawthorn Avenue, Yeadon. Picture: Google
The disturbance took place in Hawthorn Avenue, Yeadon. Picture: Google

A teenager has been charged with assaulting a police officer during a disturbance in a residential street in Leeds this weekend.

The YEP reported earlier how an officer was injured while responding to an incident in Yeadon before 'spontaneous disorder' involving around 20 youths broke out.

Officers were initially called to Hawthorne Avenue at 12.40am on Sunday when reports were received about a fight involving a large group of youths.

A police spokesman today said: "A 17-year-old male had been assaulted and was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to his ear.

"A suspect has been identified over that assault and enquiries are ongoing."

He said that a group of youths were then involved in a disturbance in the area.

The spokesman said the officer was assaulted was during the arrest of a 17-year-old boy at the scene.

"The officer received bruising and swelling to his left eye," the spokesman said. "He was treated at A&E, discharged a short time later and retired from duty."

The boy arrested has now been charged with being drunk and disorderly, assaulting a police officer, and resisting a constable in the execution of his duty.

He is due to appear at Leeds Youth Court on July 10.

A 17-year-old girl was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of a public order offence.

She was later issued with a community resolution in the presence of her parents.