Police arrest man suspected of ‘administering poison’ as 44-year-old fights for life

Police officers at the scene on the corner of Micklegate and George Hudson Street. Photographs: Richard McDougall
26 May 2017 @ 11.22 am
| Crime, News

A man has been arrested on suspicion of administering poison after an incident which left another man dangerously ill in hospital.

Police were called on Thursday (May 25) at 4.20am after a 44-year-old man collapsed on Micklegate.

He was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers investigating the case have now arrested a 22-year-old man from York on suspicion of

  • supply of a controlled class A drug (heroin)
  • possession of of a knife/sharp pointed article in a public place
  • possession of a class A drug
  • administering poison with intent to endanger life/inflict grievous bodily harm

He has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

An area around Nisbets Catering Equipment shop on the corner of Micklegate and George Hudson Street was cordoned off by detectives on Thursday.


From May 25, 2017 1.42 pm

Man is critical in hospital after collapsing in York street – police investigating

Police are investigating after a man collapsed in a York street.

Officers were called to reports of a man who had collapsed in Micklegate at 4.20am on Thursday (May 25).

The man was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers are investigating why the man collapsed
The cordon is in front of the Nesbits catering supplies shop

Police have cordoned off a section of pavement on the corner of George Hudson Street and Micklegate.

The cordon is outside the Nisbets Catering Equipment shop, along with a ‘Police Accident’ sign.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Police are examining the scene to investigate how he came to collapse and these enquiries are currently ongoing.”