Man sustains serious injury after running from police in York

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18 Apr 2019 @ 5.41 pm
| Crime, News

A man had to be treated by paramedics after he injured himself fleeing from police.

Officers were called to an altercation on Blake Street in York at 2.30am this morning (Thursday).

Two men – believed to be unconnected to the incident officers were responding to – ran off as police approached.

One of the men ran into Museum Gardens, which was locked, and sustained a serious injury to his hand in the process.

A fire crew from York was called out and used hydraulic equipment to cut through the lock on the Museum Garden gates, allowing police and an ambulance crew into the park.

The paramedics then treated his injury.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said:

  • It is believed that the two men who ran from the police were urinating in the street and ran off when they saw the officers.

    The investigation into the original report is ongoing. No arrests have been made.