Leeman Road incident: Man treated for serious head injuries – ammunition found at scene

Police at the scene. Photographs: YorkMix
5 May 2020 @ 10.33 am
| Crime

A man is in hospital with a serious head injury after being attacked on Leeman Road.

Armed officers were sent to the scene at about 12.45pm yesterday (Monday) after witnesses reported hearing bangs and saw a group of people running away from the scene.

On arrival, officers found a man in his 30s who had suffered a serious head injury. He was taken to hospital by ambulance, where he continues to receive treatment.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A blank shell casing – ammunition without a bullet – was recovered nearby.

But police won’t confirm that the victim has been shot.

Two arrests

Police at the rear of a property in the Leeman Road area

In the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, 5 May), a man and a woman, both aged in the their 20s, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. They are in custody.

DCI Nichola Holden, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “York residents will recognise that a serious incident like this is very rare in the city.

“I know people will naturally be concerned by what has happened, but they can be reassured that an extensive investigation is well underway, and we have made a number of arrests.

“Officers have been conducting door-to-door enquiries in the Leeman Road area, and the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out extra patrols today to provide further reassurance.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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