Car crashes into York level crossing after driving away from police

The level crossing at Poppleton. Photograph: Minster FM

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into a York level crossing.

It happened on the rail line near Poppleton at lunchtime today (Tuesday).

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said that a 27-year-old has been detained on suspicion of motoring and public order offences after the vehicle failed to stop for officers on the A59.


She said:

  • The incident happened shortly after midday today.

    The man remains in police custody.

The incident came after reports of the police helicopter circling over Upper Poppleton.

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