Updated: Man dies on York city centre street

Merchantgate in York sealed off, with Tesco Piccadilly in the background. Photographs: YorkMix
22 Aug 2018 @ 7.56 am
| Crime, News

A man died on a York city centre street early this morning.

Officers were called by the ambulance service at around 4.30am on Wednesday (August 22) after members of the public came across an injured man, aged in his 60s, outside Tesco in Piccadilly.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Despite the efforts of members of the public and medical staff at the scene, the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.”

For most of the day the area was cordoned off while officers carried out an examination of the area.

Merchantgate, between Fossgate and Piccadilly, was sealed off with police tape, with police vans parked at both sides. The Red Lion pub was also sealed off by yellow ‘Crime Scene Do Not Enter’ tape.

Cars and buses were diverted away from the street.

At 3.20pm, North Yorkshire Police issued this update:

  • Police believe that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death and are not looking for anyone else in connection with his death.

    Officers will prepare a report for the coroner.

    The examination of the scene is now complete and the area has now reopened.

    Officers are in the process of contacting the man’s next of kin.


The Red Lion pub is also sealed off

A police officer talking to members of the public at the scene
The road is completely closed
The scene at about 7.30am on Wednesday
Buses are being diverted from the road
The footpath is also closed
Another view of the scene
Merchantgate viewed from the Fossgate end
The yellow crime scene tape