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Zahoor Hussain to appear in court later this month for Girlington police attack

A man will appear in court later in the month charged with the assault of a police officer on Saturday.

A Bradford man will appear before magistrates later this month charged with assaulting police officers in an affray incident in Bradford.

Zahoor Hussain, 36, of St Leonards Road will appear before Bradford Magistrates Court on 24 March charged with two offences of assaulting an emergency worker and a public order offence.

He was charged in relation to an affray incident on St Leonard’s Road, Girlington on Saturday in which two officers were assaulted, sustaining injuries that required hospital treatment.

Another man aged 25 was dealt with via an out of court disposal for his role in the incident.

Two other men arrested in connection with the incident have been released on bail pending ongoing enquiries.

DCI Andrew Woodhead of Bradford District CID, said: “A number of enquiries remain ongoing regarding the affray incident on St Leonard’s Road and assaults on two police officers who attended.

“West Yorkshire Police treat assaults on blue light emergency workers extremely seriously and will always seek to bring prosecutions and put these cases before the courts wherever possible.

“We are aware that footage is circulating online showing this incident and I would remind residents that as criminal charges have been brought this is an active case under the Contempt of Court Act.

“Any footage showing what took place should not be shared due to the risk of prejudicing forthcoming court proceedings.”

Anyone who saw or has information about the affray, which took place at about 5.54pm on Saturday is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101 referencing crime number 13220120596.

Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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