York murder inquiry

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a woman died and another was left fighting for her life in York.

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Inquest due to open into death of Nicole Waterhouse

Inquest into death of Nicole Waterhouse due to open
The inquest into death of Nicole Waterhouse due to open

The inquest into the death of Nicole Waterhouse, who died in York on Sunday 20 October, is due to be opened and adjourned on Monday, 28 October.

Karen Browne, who was seriously injured during the incident on Phoenix Boulevard, remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

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Victims' pictures released as York murder inquiry continues

Murder victim Nicole Waterhouse
Murder victim Nicole Waterhouse Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Detectives investigating a murder and attempted murder in York, have released images of the victims as they appeal for more information.

The murdered woman has been named as Nicole Waterhouse, 32, from York. The woman who suffered serious injuries has been named as Karen Browne, 23, also from York.

Karen Browne, who was seriously injured in fatal York attack
Karen Browne, who was seriously injured in fatal York attack Credit: North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police has released photos of both victims in an attempt to establish their movements prior to the attack. The injured woman, Karen Browne, remains too ill to be interviewed.

Magistrates have granted officers further time - until midnight tonight - to question a 25-year-old man who was arrested at an address in the Peter Lane area of York, in connection with the incident on Phoenix Boulevard, on Sunday October 20.

The addresses where the body of Nicole Waterhouse was found and the suspect was arrested remain cordoned off, while forensic searches take place.

Det Supt Dai Malyn said: “Both girls suffered multiple serious injuries and the attack must have been a sustained one.

"Clearly Nicole died from her injuries and Karen is critically ill in hospital. Detectives will be guided by medical staff as to the appropriate time to speak with Karen.

“To assist this investigation we appeal to anybody who can assist us with both girl’s movements during Sunday 20th October from approximately 7am through to the time they were discovered at approximately 7.30pm.

“The suspect responsible must have been heavily bloodstained. He may have changed his clothing at the scene or got changed sometime later and then discarded the clothing. This we simply don’t know yet but ongoing forensic examinations in place. We are still looking for the weapon or weapons used.

“We are also still searching for mobile phones belonging to the victims and suspect. These are a white Samsung Galaxy phone in a pink slip cover and a white iPhone.

Anyone who can assist detectives to progress their investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Crime Unit. Alternatively, information can be emailed to majorcrimeunit@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Anyone who would prefer to remain anonymous should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 55511, quoting reference number 12130182574.

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Man in court for York murder

Murder victim Nicole Waterhouse
Murder victim Nicole Waterhouse Credit: North Yorkshire Police

A 25-year-old man is due in court today charged with the murder of a 32-year-old woman in York.

The body of Nicole Waterman was found at a property in Phoenix Boulevard in the Leeman Road area of the city on Sunday.

Karen Browne
Karen Browne Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A second woman, Karen Browne, 23, was found with serious injuries and she's in hospital in a stable condition.The man, who has not been named, was charged last night with murder and attempted murder and will appear before York magistrates later today.

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BREAKING: Man charged with York murder

Murder victim Nicole Waterhouse
Murder victim Nicole Waterhouse Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police have charged a man with the murder of a woman, who was attacked in York over the weekend.

Earlier today officers released the picture of 32-year-old Nicole Waterhouse who suffered fatal injuries in the attack at Phoenix Boulevard in the Leeman Road area of the city.

Karen Browne
Karen Browne Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Another woman Karen Browne remains critically ill after she was also attacked on Sunday. The 25-year-old who's not been named - has been charged with Nicole's murder and the attempted murder of Karen. He will appear in court tomorrow morning.

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Victims’ pictures released as York murder investigation continues

Victims Nicole Selena Waterhouse and Karen Browne

Detectives investigating a murder and attempted murder in York, have released images of the victims.

The murdered woman has been named as Nicole Selena Waterhouse, 32, from York and the woman who suffered serious injuries has been named as Karen Browne, 23, also from York.

Police say they are releasing a photo of both victims in an attempt to establish their movements prior to the attack.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Monday in the Peter Lane area of York in connection with the incident on Sunday evening.

Magistrates have granted officers further time to question the suspect until midnight on Tuesday 22 October.

The address on Phoenix Boulevard where the body of Miss Waterhouse was found, and the location where the suspect was arrested, remain cordoned off while forensic searches take place.

Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, North Yorkshire Police, said: “Both girls suffered multiple serious injuries and the attack must have been a sustained one.

"Karen is critically ill in hospital [and] detectives will be guided by medical staff as to the appropriate time to speak with [her].

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