This is why several police vans descended on Foss Islands Road today

A police van on Foss Islands Road. Photographs: YorkMix
17 Oct 2019 @ 8.42 pm
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Motorists in York witnessed several emergency services vehicles descend on a busy city road late this afternoon.

Police vans and an ambulance were called out to Foss Islands Road after 4pm on Thursday.

Officers were seen going in to a property across the road from Walmgate Bar.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the force was supporting a council operation.

She said: “We assisted the City of York Council in executing a warrant regarding concern for the safety of a man on Foss Islands Road.”

Friday update: A council spokeswoman said they would not be able to give a comment owing to the need to protect confidentiality.