A man escaped police by dropping into a Home Alone-style trap door

By Group Reporter
Monday, 15 April, 2019, 10:43
Police are still searching for the man, but joked on Twitter that they will "arrange a rematch soon" (Photo: West Yorkshire Police Leeds West)

by Rebecca Marano

A wanted man managed to escape from the police by dropping through a homemade trap door.

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

Npt1 - 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 🤫 @WYP_Drones pic.twitter.com/8cz2iXDWAy

— West Yorkshire Police - Leeds West (@WYP_LeedsWest) April 13, 2019

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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'1-0 to him'

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 13 April, 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."

A version of this article originally appeared on our sister site, The Yorkshire Post