Updated: Micklegate reopens after man arrested

Damage to a building on Micklegate, allegedly caused during the incident
18 Aug 2020 @ 10.37 pm
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Micklegate has reopened after the police incident which saw the street sealed off for several hours.

York police first closed the street at about 10.15pm last night, but tweeted that it had reopened at 2.23am this morning (Wednesday, 19 August).

According to witnesses a man was on the roof of a building close to Micklegate bar, and was seen throwing objects.

A police negotiator was sent to the scene as people were prevent coming through the bar.

Police said today: “Thank you for your patience whilst emergency services responded to the earlier incident on Micklegate in York.

“A 52 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and criminal damage.”

He was later released on conditional bail.

Police are now asking for the public’s help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed or have footage of the incident, or who may have had property damaged during it. If you can help, contact North Yorkshire Police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 1428
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email PC 1428 here
Quote reference number 12200143871