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UPDATED: Alleged assault close to North Yorkshire high school
POLICE are investigating after a man was reportedly assaulted near a secondary school near Selby.
Police were called to the Doncaster Road area of Brayton, close to the community centre, on Tuesday night.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the man's injuries were not thought to be severe, but officers stayed at the scene throughout Wednesday to maintain the scene and allow further investigation.
The spokesman confirmed officers were investigating reports of an assault in the area, and would like to speak to anyone who was close to Brayton High School and the Tesco Express in Brayton that evening.
Officers were seen by the public on land next to the community centre from about 10.30pm, and several officers remained at the scene for several hours. The area was closed to the public for most of the day. Officers are also believed to have asked local shopkeepers for their CCTV footage as part of the investigation.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
A newspaper photographer said he was challenged by an officer at the scene, who requested his name and date of birth, as he had been taking pictures.
Eric Foster, a veteran freelance photographer in Selby, said: “He said there’s a clause in the Terrorism Act and I could take your pictures off you, and asked for my name and date of birth. I gave him my name. It’s just ridiculous.”
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “The media are fully entitled to take photographs near crime scenes as long as police cordons are respected and potential evidence is not interfered with.”