York & North Yorkshire

Man charged after homes in Hellifield evacuated

A man has been charged over an incident in a North Yorkshire village which led to the evacuation of a dozen homes.

Police evacuated the East View area of Hellifield just before midnight on Wednesday after reports a man was threatening to harm himself.

A 30-year-old man from the area has been charged with threats to cause criminal damage with intent to endanger life, North Yorkshire Police said.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear in court at a later date.

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