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Man Arrested In Selby On Suspicion Of Aggravated Burglary


8:39am 24th October 2013

North Yorkshire Police were called at around 6.05pm on Tuesday 23 October 2013, after reports that a man was trying to force his way into a house in Kitchener Street, Selby.

Following police enquiries the man, aged 51, was arrested at the Market Tavern on Micklegate at around 8.25pm, on suspicion of aggravated burglary, say Selby Police. They add that he remains in police custody for questioning.

Following the man’s arrest, say officers, a search of the area around Kitchener Street was conducted with assistance of police dogs. An axe, which is believed to be connected to the incident, was located nearby, say Selby Police.

Inspector Richard Abbott, of Selby police, said: “Understandably, this incident has caused some concern amongst local residents. However, fortunately nobody was injured in the incident and officers arrested a man fairly quickly after the incident occurred.

“The incident was aimed specifically at the resident of the address and was not a random attack. Therefore other members of the public should not be worried.

“It is believed that a number of people may have been in the Kitchener Street area around the time of the incident and I would urge them to come forward if they have information which could help with our enquiries.”

Anyone who can help the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Selby CID.

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12130183634 when passing information about this incident.

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