Person dies in mudslide in North Yorkshire after Met Office yellow weather warning

22 May 2024, 18:38 | Updated: 22 May 2024, 20:09

A person has been killed in a mudslide in Carlton-in-Cleveland.
A person has been killed in a mudslide in Carlton-in-Cleveland. Picture: Alamy

By StephenRigley

A person has died in a mudslide in North Yorkshire, police have said after a month's worth of rain fell across Yorkshire.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Police said they were responding to the mudslide, which happened at 1.15pm in Carlton-in-Cleveland.

North Yorkshire Police asked the public to avoid the area, which has been cordoned off, while work continued.

Officers said nobody else was injured in the incident, adding they would provide updates "as soon as we can".

A spokesperson said: "We would ask the public to refrain from speculation and spreading unverified information.

"We can confirm that one person has sadly died as a result of the incident. Our thoughts are with their family and friends during this difficult time."

Read more: Nursery worker jailed for 14 years over death of baby girl strapped face down to beanbag and left for 90 minutes

Read more: Steve Wright charged with murder of 17-year-old Victoria Hall 25 years ago

It is believed the incident happened on Carlton Bank.

A yellow weather warning was put in place across parts of the UK on Wednesday, including across Yorkshire, until 6am on Thursday.

"It is going to be a pretty wet picture as we go through the rest of the week for many places," Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Hungary's Kevin Csoboth, bottom, shoots past Scotland's goalkeeper Angus Gunn, top, during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Scotland knocked out of Euro 2024 following Hungary's 100th-minute goal as collision sees star stretchered off

Elections betting scandal widens to include 'family and friends' of senior Tories

Election betting scandal widens to include 'family and friends' of senior Tories

Terror in Russia: Gunmen open fire at two synagogues killing six police before slitting priest's throat at Orthodox Church

Terror in Russia: Gunmen open fire at synagogue and Orthodox churches killing six police officers

Detective who probed Nicola Bulley offers services to Jay Slater's family as search for teen enters its second week

Investigator who probed Nicola Bulley offers services to Jay Slater's family as search targets remote buildings

M50 motorway Dublin

'Miracle' as schoolboy, 12, 'lucky to be alive' after toppling from toilet of moving coach onto motorway

Exclusive
'I just had to disappear': Carol Vorderman shares how grief led her to runaway following death of co-star Richard Whiteley

'I just had to disappear': Carol Vorderman shares how grief led her to runaway following death of Richard Whiteley

Alan Hansan

Ex-Liverpool captain Alan Hansen discharged from hospital

Manchester Airport boss apologises after 'power spike' sees mass cancellations as he gives flight status update

Flights from Manchester Airport 'expected to resume' on Sunday as travel boss apologises for mass cancellations

The highest temperatures of the summer are expected this week

Yellow heat-health alerts signal warm weather for most of England as temperatures to hit 30C

Passengers have been queuing for hours at Manchester Airport

All flights from two terminals at Manchester Airport cancelled as passengers urged not to travel

Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice

Amanda Abbington forced to call police after being bombarded with death threats from troll fans of Giovanni Pernice

Exclusive
Robert Buckland has split from the PM and Home Secretary

Senior Tory splits from PM and Home Secretary as he calls for those involved in betting scandal to be suspended

James Cleverly joined LBC for Sunday with Lewis Goodall

Conservative candidate who described Rwanda policy as ‘crap’ did so to ‘shock his audience’, Home Secretary says

Jay

Jay Slater's father and brother make emotional pleas for return of the missing teenager

Michael Gove

Betting scandal as bad for Tories as Partygate, Michael Gove warns

42C heat has hit Europe this week

Extreme weather hits holiday hotspots in Europe with 42C heat and ‘meteo-tsunami’ as Brits warned before booking trip