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Police cordon off Lendal Bridge after serious incident

Image credit: The Yorker
Image credit: The Yorker

Lendal Bridge in the centre of York is closed after a 25 year old man was found with serious injuries at around 3:00am. Police are appealing for anyone in the area around the time to contact them to aid in their investigation.

The man was found last night at the bottom of the steps from road level to Dame Judy Dench Walk last night. There are currently few details establishing exactly what has happened, but it is being treated as a serious incident by North Yorkshire Police.

The bridge, a major throughfare for traffic between York railway station and the city centre remains closed as the North Yorkshire Police Serious Crime unit conduct investigations. Many bus routes in the city are affected with diversions in place, and congestion in other parts of the city are experiencing knock-on high levels of congestion.

North Yorkshire Police have issued the following statement:

Police attended the scene at 3.03am Friday 17 February 2017 where a man had been found with serious injuries at the bottom of the steps on Dame Judi Dench Walk, Lendal Bridge in York.

The 25-year-old man from London has been taken to LGI [Leeds General Infirmary] where he remains in a critical condition.

Lendal Bridge is currently closed whilst police conduct an investigation to determine the full circumstances of the incident.

It is not known how long that the bridge will remain closed. North Yorkshire Police have appealed for anybody with information to come forward to aid in the investigation.

To contact North Yorkshire Police about the incident, please ring the non-emergency number, 101, select option 1 and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference 12170027352.