Police cordon in York city centre

Cordon outside Acuitis, Coney Street, York <i>(Image: Emily Horner)</i>
Cordon outside Acuitis, Coney Street, York (Image: Emily Horner)

A CORDON has been placed outside a York city centre shop, preventing customer access.

The Acuitis Opticians and Hearing York shop, at 35 Coney Street, has been closed due to rubble and debris falling from the roof, a North Yorkshire Police officer has told The Press.

The cordon has stretched over the footstreet with pedestrians having to pass by close to the Sports Direct store entrance opposite.

Ed Sweeting, Director of Acuitis said: "It seems some render has come off the roof of the property next door and blown off the roof with the wind, luckily it narrowly missed a couple of shoppers."

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "It follows reports that tiles of a building may have become dislodged in high winds.

"We have taped off the area to keep people safe until the building can be checked and repaired."

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service responded to the report of the dangerous roof tiles, but once arriving at the scene, they deemed that no action was required from them and left it to police.