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North Yorkshire Police are being assessed by the Police Complaints Commission

North Yorkshire Police are being assessed by the Police Complaints Commission

5:48am 28th October 2009


26 hours after a man climbed a building in York threatening to commit suicide, the police didn't get the outcome they wanted.

The gent, who was in a distressed state hanging from scaffolding around Stonebow House, jumped just before 2pm yesterday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin are being informed.

The actions of North Yorkshire Police, who were in constant dialogue with the man, will now be assessed by the Police Complaints Commission.

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