North Yorkshire Police has said the closure of a street in Harrogate town centre on Friday night is part of an “ongoing investigation”.
Back Cheltenham Mount was cordoned off for several hours on Friday afternoon and evening.
The closure led to speculation about the nature of the incident but the force had not disclosed any information until today.
Officers also sealed off the steps on Cheltenham Mount and King’s Road that cut across Back Cheltenham Mount.
In response to a media enquiry from the Stray Ferret, a North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said this morning:
“A police cordon was put in place in Harrogate town centre as part of an ongoing investigation.
“Enquiries are at an early stage, and a further update will be provided when possible.”
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