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York Minster assault accused in court

Police van outside York Minster
Two men received minor injuries during a high-profile service at York Minster

A man has appeared in court charged with assault after allegedly interrupting a service at York Minster.

Scott Apps, 42, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of assault and of engaging in violent behaviour in a church.

He was arrested on Sunday after two men received minor injuries. The service, part of the General Synod meeting, was attended by senior Church members.

Mr Apps is next due to appear at York Magistrates' Court on 15 July.

The Church of England said the injured men were a Minster steward and a member of the Archbishop of York's staff.

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