POLICE are continuing to investigate incidents of criminal damage at McDonald's and Starbucks in Keighley.

Officers were called to three incidents in a-24 hour period earlier this week, two at the fast-food restaurant on Hard Ings Road and one at the coffee shop on Bingley Street.

A man in his 20s was arrested in relation to one of the incidents, and today a police spokesperson confirmed that "enquiries are ongoing".

In the wake of reports of the incidents, police deployed "enhanced high visibility patrols" across the Bradford district.

It is understood the attacks were part of a pro-Palestine protest.

McDonald's said it is "deeply concerned" about the "disinformation" about their position on the conflict in the Middle East.

A spokesperson for McDonald’s Corporation said: “We are dismayed by the disinformation and inaccurate reports regarding our position in response to the conflict in the Middle East.

"McDonald’s Corporation is not funding or supporting any governments involved in this conflict, and any actions from our local Developmental Licensee business partners were made independently without McDonald’s consent or approval.

“Our hearts are with all of the communities and families impacted by this crisis. We abhor violence of any kind and firmly stand against hate speech, and we will always proudly open our doors to everyone.”

Chief Inspector Paul Wood, of Bradford District Police, said: “These incidents are understandably distressing to those locally.

“Enhanced high visibility patrols are being deployed in the Keighley and wider Bradford area to provide reassurance to the community."