Whitby murder investigation

Murder investigation launched after a man in Whitby was killed. He was found at a house suffering serious chest injuries.

Woman charged with Whitby murder

The scene of the murder in Whitby Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Detectives investigating the death of a 32-year-old man from Whitby have charged a woman with his murder. Rebecca Dormer, aged 22, was arrested following an incident at Spring Hill Court on Friday.

Dormer, appeared at Scarborough Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody. The case has been transferred to Leeds Crown Court and will be heard on Wednesday.

A 24-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the incident has been released without further police action. The victim has been named as Gareth Brian Matthews of Spring Hill Court, Spring Hill in Whitby.

Police given more time to question Whitby murder suspects

Detectives investigating the murder of a 32-year-old man in Whitby have been granted more time to question two people in connection with the incident.

Officers arrested a 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man on Friday 22 February 2012 after the victim was found dead at a property in Spring Hill Court. They have been in police custody since then.

I would like to reassure the people of Whitby that this incident is being thoroughly investigated.

We have two people in custody and we are not looking for anyone else as part of our enquiries.

– Detective Chief Inspector Keith Ruff, North Yorkshire Police

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Whitby murder latest

Enquiries into a death of a 32-year-old man in Whitby are 'ongoing', North Yorkshire Police has said.

Officers were called to a 'domestic disturbance' at a property on Spring Hill Court at 11.25pm on Friday. The man was pronounced dead by ambulance staff a short time later.

A 22-year-old woman and the 24-year-old man who were arrested in connection with the death remain in police custody for questioning.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

Whitby murder scene

Whitby murder scene Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police are continuing to question two people arrested in connection with the murder of a man who died after suffering serious chest injuries. A police spokeswoman said officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a property on Spring Hill Court at 11.25pm yesterday.

The man was pronounced dead by ambulance staff a short time later. The property and the road have been cordoned off while police carry out investigations of the scene.

Murder investigation launched in Whitby

North Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation after a man in Whitby was killed late on Friday night. They were called to a property in Spring Hill Court following reports that a 32-year-old man had suffered serious chest injuries.

A 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the incident and are being questioned.

Police are asking anyone with information to get in touch.