Police helicopter called to Castleford incident

Photos from the scene show several police cars on site, and residents said the police helicopter had been seen overhead. Photo: Joanne Yates
Photos from the scene show several police cars on site, and residents said the police helicopter had been seen overhead. Photo: Joanne Yates

The police helicopter was called to assist an incident in Castleford on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police confirmed that a man had been arrested for failing to stop for police.

The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested on Stansfield Road, Castleford, at around 4.05pm on Tuesday, March 12.

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Photos from the scene show several police cars on site, and residents said the police helicopter had been seen overhead.

In a tweet, the National Police Air Service said they had been called by West Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Police to assist with a vehicle that had failed to stop for officers in Airedale.

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They said: "Suspect bailed out of the vehicle and ground units talked on to location. One detained."

The suspect, from Castleford, has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.