Armed police raid York house after gang force driver into their car

Butcher Terrace, York. Photograph © Google Street View
25 Apr 2017 @ 2.54 pm
| Crime, News

Police have raided a York house after witnesses saw a gang forcibly bundle a man into their car.

The incident happened at around 5.28pm on Monday.

A black Renault Clio pulled up in Butcher Terrace off Bishopthorpe Road, followed by a silver car containing three men.

The three men forced the driver of the Clio to get in the silver car with them and drove off.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Butcher Terrace or Bishopthorpe Road at around 5.20pm to 5.35pm on Monday evening, who witnessed the incident or saw either the black Clio or the silver car driving in the area, to contact them.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York Serious Crime Team
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12170070342

Four arrested

Several arrests were made in connection with the incident on Tuesday (April 25).

Police, including firearms officers, raided a house on Tang Hall Lane and arrested three men.

A fourth man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

All four men remain in police custody for questioning.