Man fighting for his life after being found with serious injuries near Lendal Bridge

A police guard on Lendal Bridge
17 Feb 2017 @ 10.22 am
| Crime, News

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being found with serious injuries in York.

The 25-year-old man was discovered at the bottom of the steps on Dame Judi Dench Walk next to Lendal Bridge at 3.03am today (Friday).

He has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he remains in a critical condition. Police say he is from London.

Lendal Bridge is closed while police conduct an investigation to determine the full circumstances of the incident. Forensic scenes of crime officers are at the bridge.

Anyone who witnessed anything which would be helpful to the investigation is asked to contact police – details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the Force Control Room
Quote reference number 12170027352

Two police vans block off the entrance to Lendal Bridge to allow the investigation to take place
A police officer on the otherwise deserted bridge next to Lendal Tower
Dame Judi Dench Walk is cordoned off
Tape bars entry to the cobbled slipway going towards Dame Judi Dench walk

The police first went public about the incident with a Twitter appeal at 5.45am.

Lendal Bridge cordoned off in the early hours of Friday morning. Photograph: Minster FM

Lendal Bridge was closed to traffic for several hours, with buses being diverted on some routes. It was reopened shortly before midday.

Another view of the cordon. Photographs: Minster FM
Police tape at the bridge. Photograph: Minster FM