Leeds man escapes from police by dropping into DIY bolthole

A wanted man in Leeds managed to escape from the police by dropping into a homemade bolthole.

Saturday, 13th April 2019, 1:32 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th April 2019, 1:44 pm
A wanted man in Leeds managed to escape from the police by dropping into a homemade bolthole. Photo: West Yorkshire Police Leeds West

Police attempted to locate the man but he would not answer the door.

He then dropped into a homemade bolthole and made his escape.

A bolthole is a place where a person can escape and hide.

In this case, the man had cut a square out of the floorboards in the property and this gave him access to outside where he could make his escape.

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Police are still searching for the man, but joked on Twitter that they will arrange a 'rematch soon'.

In a statement on Twitter on Saturday, April 13, West Yorkshire Police Leeds West team said: "Bolt hole that’s one way to do it.

"Wanted male who refused to answer the door then dropped into his diy escape route.

"1-0 to him but we will arrange a rematch soon."