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Police appeal for witnesses after violent incident in Skipton

Police appeal for witnesses after violent incident in Skipton

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 3:16pm 3rd June 2020. (Updated at 3:26pm 3rd June 2020)

North Yorkshire Police are investigating a violent incident in Skipton in which a man was allegedly stabbed and stamped on.

  • It happened on Bennett Street at around 4.40pm on Tuesday.
  • A 32 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent.
  • The man suffered a minor stab wound to an arm and facial and head injuries. Paramedics attended but the man did not want to be treated.

The vehicle in question had driven from Cumberland Street towards Upper Union Street.

The BMW left the scene but it was stopped over the border by West Yorkshire Police.

Following questioning he was released on conditional police bail while the investigation continues.

Safeguarding measures have been put in place for the victim.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.