Store evacuation linked to missing York man
A large York store was evacuated today due to a police incident.
Police, fire crews and paramedics were called to the B&Q DIY warehouse on Hull Road.
It was in connection with the search for missing York man Stuart Aiken. He was seen in the area.
Officers believed that he may have been in possession of a substance which could cause himself personal harm.
They stressed he was not believed to be a risk to members of the public.
As we reported earlier, Mr Aiken has been found and is receiving appropriate medical treatment.
Please avoid the area whilst emergency service deal with the incident. The male is receiving the appropriate medical care. https://t.co/nVdHA1Ta18
— PCSO 3642 (@PCSO_3642_Viney) September 26, 2018
Free activities at the NRM as it flies the Suffrage Flag
The Suffrage Flag has arrived in York – and the National Railway Museum is holding special activities today to celebrate.
The museum is running a series of free public activities from 11am – 2pm in the museum’s Great Hall and will temporarily display collection items relating to the story of women and the railways.
Jim Lowe, head of operations at the National Railway Museum, said:
Women have always been vital to the success of the railways and we are proud to support this campaign and to help tell the important story of women’s suffrage.
The distinctive purple, white and green flag of the women’s suffrage movement is on a national tour to mark 100 years since some women in the UK received the right to vote.
On Monday it arrived at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in Foss House, before being flown by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) at Sand Hutton.
Flavie Vial, statistician at APHA, said:
From the chief plant health officer at Defra to the team leader of the facilities services team, we have a tremendous group of women who come to work on site every day and play a significant role in making the UK’s bioeconomy the envy of the world.
Given our scientific focus and York’s engineering heritage, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to add a ‘Women in STEM’ twist to the tour, celebrating female science and engineering achievements.
This morning’s headlines
- Urgent appeal: Police extremely concerned for missing York man – YorkMix
- York pub fined £44K after man seriously hurt in trap door fall – YorkMix
- York air pollution drops – but two areas still exceed targets – Press
- Council could buy property in Swinegate for £2.52 million – Press
- Two arrested after shining laser pen at police helicopter – Minster FM
Two arrested after laser pen shone at police helicopter over York
Two people have been arrested for ‘recklessly endangering an aircraft’ after a laser pen was directed at the police helicopter over York.
PC Drummond said in a tweet that the incident happened as the helicopter was assisting them in the city, adding:
Very dangerous and a complete disregard for the helicopter crew’s safety!
He arrested the two people. You can see in the tweet below how blinding a laser like this can be for pilots.
Not a good idea to shine a laser pen at our @NPASCarrGate colleagues whilst they were assisting us in York. Very dangerous and a complete disregard for the helicopter crew's safety! That's two arrested by me for recklessly endangering an aircraft. Certainly not an everyday job ?
— PC Drummond NYP (@PC983NYP) September 26, 2018
A brief glimpse of how lasers are so dangerous when aimed at aircraft. pic.twitter.com/C6TuwsaQQ7
— NPAS Carr Gate (@NPASCarrGate) March 9, 2018
It’s warming up again! Light cloud and breezy in York today, with a top temp of 18°C.
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