Police operation on York street – Officers tackle man to the ground in front of shocked residents

Police detain a man on Townend Street, York
27 May 2020 @ 7.21 pm
| Crime

This was the scene on a York street this evening (Wednesday).

Police descended on Townend Street in numbers at about 6.15pm.

They tackled a man to the ground and detained him.

Officers at the scene

A witness told YorkMix: “There were four police vans and a car.

“The officers all piled onto a guy. They put him in back of van and he was kicking the inside of it.

“This all happened in families of people relaxing in their gardens. It was quite a shocking few minutes.”

We have contacted with North Yorkshire Police and are waiting to hear back with more details.