York weapons fight: Police reveal more details, and appeal for witnesses

Armed officers who responded to the fight. Photographs: YorkMix
14 Jun 2017 @ 10.36 am
| Crime, News

Police have released more details about the violent incident that led armed officers to close a York street.

As we reported on Monday, police cordoned off Elmfield Avenue in response to reports of a fight.

They have now revealed more information about what happened, and are asking for witnesses to come forward.

Serious injuries

Police block Elmfield Avenue

A fight is believed to have broken out shortly before 4pm on Monday (June 12) in the Monkton Road / Elmfield Avenue area.

This involved a number of people, believed to to have used weapons.

A York man in his 20s received serious injuries for which he is receiving treatment at York Hospital.

The scene on Monkton Road on Monday

Officers are appealing for any witnesses in the area at the time who may have seen or heard any disturbances.

They also wish to identify anyone seen coming from or going towards the area at the time, who may have been involved or witnessed the events themselves.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray in connection with this incident. He has been released on bail as enquiries continue.

Police patrols have been taking place in the area to reassure the community.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call North Yorkshire Police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York Serious Crime Team
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12170102492