Updated: Three arrested as police seal off parts of Malton after violent disturbance
Police closed off part of Castlegate in Malton between the rail crossing and the town centre this morning while responding to reports of a violent incident at an address in the area.
They arrested a man on suspicion of a public order offence and he is currently in custody
Drivers and pedestrians were turned away from crossing County Bridge and a road block was in place at the junction with Yorkersgate and Wheelgate .
Local resident Anna Reagan described seeing a police officer between the crossing and the bridge turning traffic back earlier this morning. Other residents said they had seen armed officers on the streets.
All routes are open now
A Police spokesperson said:
“We temporarily closed parts of the area to ensure there was no wider risk to the public and the incident could be brought to a safe conclusion.Thanks for your patience and understanding.”