Updated: Major police incident on Leeman Road, York

Police guard the back of the property on Phoenix Boulevard. Photographs: YorkMix
4 May 2020 @ 2.52 pm
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There’s a major police incident in York today.

As many as nine police cars, paramedics and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were all called to Leeman Road in the city.

One witness said some of the police were armed.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said:

  • Police received reports of a disturbance in the Leeman Road area of York.

    Officers have attended and are currently at the scene.

Officers on guard

Police were conducting house to house inquiries

Several police cars and a mobile police office were at the scene this afternoon (Monday, 4 May).

One officer was guarding the front of a terraced property on Leeman Road, close to the junction with Phoenix Boulevard.

Two more officers were guarding the back. Police were conducting house-to-house inquiries.

Witness Matt Williamson told Minster FM:

“As I was leaving work and heading home there were several police cars.

“A colleague of mine who had just come back from the shop said there were armed response police officers.

House to house inquiries on Leeman Road

“When I was heading back into my property, a very low-flying air ambulance was heading over near the scene.

“There was a parked paramedic down near the bottom of Leeman Road as well.

“Whilst at work I’ve heard several vehicles with their sirens on.”