Man to appear in court today charged with possession of an offensive weapon after fight in Halifax town centre

A man is due to appear in court today in connection with a fight in Halifax town centre.
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Detectives from Calderdale CID would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has footage of the incident which took place on Old Market Street near the McDonalds during the evening of Thursday (February 15).

It took place between 6.30pm and 6.50pm after two men were alleged to have begun fighting.

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Officers made arrests and one man has now been charged in connection with what took place.

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John McAndrew (49) of Pellon Lane, Halifax, was to appear at Bradford Magistrates Court today charged with possession of an offensive weapon and threatening unlawful violence.

A 32-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of affray has been released on police bail pending continuing enquiries.

Anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with CCTV or mobile phone footage, is asked to contact PC PEEL via the live chat function on the West Yorkshire Police website, or by calling 101, using the reference number 13240086959

Information can also be given online at or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.