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Arrest made after Selby axe incident
A MAN has been arrested after he tried to force his way into a house in Selby using an axe.
Police were called to a house in Kitchener Street at just after 6pm on Tuesday, to reports of the incident.
Following local enquiries and a search of the area, a 51-year-old man was arrested in the Market Tavern, Micklegate, at about 8.25pm, on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
A search of the area around Kitchener Street by officers and police dogs located an axe, which police believe was used in the incident.
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 with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, or phone Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.