A woman has been arrested on suspicion of assault following incident at York McDonald’s

This comes after footage circulated of a security guard punching a woman in the face

A woman in her 30s has been arrested on suspicion of assault after an incident at McDonald’s on Blake Street, York.

She has since been interviewed and released pending a further investigation whilst North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and more information.

This comes after The York Tab reported on footage of a security guard punching a woman in the face and dragging her across the floor. The security guard has been taken off duty.

For the full video, head to our Instagram story @theyorktab

Shortly after 6:30pm on Saturday 22nd January, staff at McDonald’s contacted police to ask for assistance with a customer.

The North Yorkshire Police said: “Police are aware of video footage that is circulating from the time of the incident. Officers are requesting anyone who has footage of the wider incident or who witnessed the incident to come forward, please contact 101 and quote reference number 12220012301.

“If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

A man in his 20s also attended the police station yesterday as a voluntary attendee in relation to the same incident.

A spokesperson for McDonald’s told The Sun: “We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to violence or abuse of any kind. The individual in question works for an external security company and will not be on duty at any of our restaurants while we carry out a full investigation into this incident.”

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