Man arrested after stabbing in York

29 Jul 2018 @ 11.03 am
| Crime, News

A man was stabbed in York city centre early today.

A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

It occurred on Skeldergate, near to the Queens Hotel, at around 12.10am on Sunday (29 July 2018).

The suspect was bravely detained at the scene by members of the York Rescue Boat before officers took him into custody for questioning.

Serious injuries

The suspect was detained by York Rescue Boat volunteers. Photographs: David Dunning / Minster FM

The injured man, who is aged 47, was taken to hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment.

His injuries are serious but are not thought to be life-threatening.

A police cordon was put in place at the scene while forensic and other police enquiries were carried out.

Police cordoned off the scene

The suspected weapon used in the incident, a sharp implement rather than a knife, has been recovered as part of the ongoing investigation.

Early enquiries indicate the two men were known to each other but officers are keeping an open mind.

A York Rescue Boat spokesperson said:

  • ‪We can confirm that our volunteers attended an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning on Skeldergate by the Queens Hotel in York.

    First aid was provided to one person while a second was detained by team members until North Yorkshire Police arrived.‬

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are urged to call North Yorkshire Police – detail below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the York Serious Crime Team
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12180138640