Woman charged after climbing Foss Barrier

Police talk to the woman on Foss Barrier. Photographs: YorkMix
29 May 2020 @ 4.08 pm
| Crime

A 30-year-old woman from York has been charged with a public order offence after police and firefighters were called to the Foss Barrier in York last night (28 May).

As YorkMix reported yesterday, the emergency services spent some time at the barrier on Tower Street.

Concerned members of the public reported the incident at 6.45pm when the woman was seen on top of scaffolding at the barrier.

Officers attended and specialist police negotiators were brought in to assist.

A fire engine at the scene
The fire service boat was stationed close by

The fire service boat was on standby in case the woman fell into the water.

The incident was brought to a safe conclusion at 10.10pm when the woman came down from the scaffolding and she was placed under arrest.

She has been charged with using threatening or abusive words of behaviour likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress.

She has been bailed to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on 30 June, 9.30am, court 3.