TWO Barnsley men have been charged following a serious assault on a police officer on Monday.

It’s reported that at around 8.45pm on Monday, the officer was on patrol on Pontefract Road in Lundwood when he encountered a group of young people engaging in antisocial behaviour.

As the officer attempted to detain one of them, a violent struggle took place.

Toby Love, 20, of Park Avenue in New Lodge, has been charged with Section 20 grievous bodily harm and assisting an offender.

He appeared at court this morning and was remanded in custody to next appear on May 31.

Jack Love, 19, of Village Court, has been charged with Section 20 grievous bodily harm, two counts of assault on an emergency worker and assault with intent to resist.

He has been bailed with conditions to also next appear at court on May 31.

A 14-year-old who was also arrested under Section 5 of the Public Order Act and on suspicion of an assault on an emergency worked as been bailed with conditions as enquiries continue.

A police spokesperson added: “Anyone with information which could help the investigation is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 1001 of 25 April.

“Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”