York knifeman: Police make arrest

Police hunting a robber, armed with a knife, who broke into a house in York and threatened a woman and her elderly mother, have tonight arrested a man in his 20s. He is being questioned in connection with the incident in the Layerthorpe area of the city on Sunday afternoon.

North Yorkshire Police had earlier appealed for the public's help in finding a robber who had forced his way into a house, threatened to tie the women up and then forced the younger of the two to accompany him and withdraw money from a cash machine at the nearby Asda suspermarket.