Lendal Bridge pavement reopened after being cordoned off by police

York Lendal Bridge tarpaulin
The tarpaulin cover on the pavement at Lendal Bridge. Photographs: YorkMix
19 Feb 2017 @ 10.17 am
| Crime, News

The police cordon on and around Lendal Bridge has been removed.

The bridge itself was closed to both pedestrians and traffic on Friday after a man was discovered at about 3am at the bottom of the steps leading to Dame Judi Dench Walk.

He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary in a critical condition.

The bridge was later reopened but a section of pavement, but the slipway and steps remained off limits as police inquiries continued. This cordon was lifted on Saturday night.


From February 18, 2017 12.04 pm

Lendal Bridge pavement still cordoned off and covered by tarpaulin

Part of the pavement on Lendal Bridge remains cordoned off after an incident which left a man seriously injured.

Tarpaulin is covering an area of the footpath, and a section of the steps that lead down from the bridge to Dame Judi Dench walk.

It follows the discovery of a 25-year-old man at the bottom of the steps on Dame Judi Dench Walk at 3.03am on Friday (February 17) with serious injuries.

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Another view of the cordoned off area
York Lendal Bridge steps
A view that shows the cordoned off area of the footpath and the tarpaulin on the steps

The man, from London, was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he is said to be in a critical condition.

Cordons guarded by police remain in place on the cobbled slipway leading down to the river and next to Lendal Tower.

The bridge is busy with pedestrians and traffic on this half term Saturday. Officers were helping pedestrians to negotiate their way round the cordon in safety.

Forensic officers in white suits were at the scene yesterday. The mobile police office was there again today.

Anyone who was in the area at around 3am on Friday is asked to contact police.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the Force Control Room
Quote reference number 12170027352

York Lendal Bridge police
Police at the barriers on the bridge footpath
A police officer at the foot of the cobbled slipway
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The mobile police office at the scene
York Lendal Bridge slipway
Police at the foot of the slipway below Lendal Bridge
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An officer guards the riverside entrance to the steps
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The officer with Lendal Bridge behind
York Lendal Bridge cordon
A general view showing Lendal Tower and the cordon
Star Inn York sign
The Star Inn is still open
York Lendal Bridge footway sign
A sign at the Marygate entrance to the river path. This section of the path is open however