AN investigation is underway in Settle following a violent incident in which a man armed with a hammer allegedly assaulted police officers and a member of the public.

Police say it happened at Delaney Court at around 8.30pm on Sunday.

Officers were called to a disturbance at the property and were met by the 54-year-old man who reportedly assaulted them.

PAVA spray and taser were used to control the suspect, but it is alleged that he continued to make threats and forced the officers away before following them out onto the street while carrying a hammer.

Two police vehicles and a parked car were damaged in the incident.

After discarding the hammer, it is also alleged the man assaulted the driver of another car after entering the vehicle on Duke Street.

A police spokesperson said: "At this point, the police officers bravely restrained the suspect and placed him under arrest.

"He was initially taken to hospital for assessment before being transferred into police custody for questioning, where he allegedly assaulted another officer."

No injuries have been reported by the four officers and the member of the public involved.

Police are asking witnesses or anyone with any information about the incident to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Those with information should use the reference number 12200187789.