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

Monday, 15th April 2019, 11:43 am
Updated Monday, 15th April 2019, 12:44 pm
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.

Police in Leeds 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.

Npt1 - Bolt hole thatā€™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 šŸ¤« @WYP_Drones pic.twitter.com/8cz2iXDWAy

ā€” 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.

'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 thatā€™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