VIDEO: Incident at Scalby Road, Scarborough - negotiators and armed police at the scene

This was the scene at lunchtime today after one of Scarborough's main roads was cordoned off due to a police incident.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Monday, 2nd November 2020, 1:25 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd November 2020, 1:30 pm

Police negotiators and armed police are at the scene at a block of flats, thought to be Nathan Court, on Scalby Road.

People were urged to stay away from the area while officers deal with the incident.

Scalby Road is closed between the junction with Falsgrave, at the Crown Tavern, and Manor Road roundabout.

Scalby Road is closed between Manor Road roundabout and the Crown Tavern roundabout.

North Yorkshire Police said: "Please avoid the area around Scalby Road (near Falsgrave Road), in Scarborough.

"Roads are closed in the area to keep the public safe while specially-trained police negotiators work to resolve the incident.

"Please help us by staying away from the scene."

Nathan Court is a flats development on Scalby Road near its junction with Harley Street, and opposite the junction with Stepney Avenue.