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York murder victim named

Liam Paul Miller Credit: Family photo

North Yorkshire Police have identified a man who died during an incident in York on Monday evening as Liam Paul Miller, 20, from Terrington, near Malton.

“We are absolutely devastated by Liam’s untimely death. We cannot put into words the shock and disbelief we feel about what has happened. Liam was just 20 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. He had returned home for the summer from Liverpool University where he was studying graphic design and illustration. We will miss him more than words can say.”

– Statement from Liam’s family

Police say the investigation into Liam's death in Hamilton Drive, in Acomb, is ongoing.

“Liam played in a local band called Nocebo and we are seeking to identify his movements over the weekend of 25th, 26th and Monday 27th July. We are keen to speak to anyone who has been with Liam, either in person or in contact through phone or social media.”

– Detective Inspector Mark Pearson, North Yorkshire Police

Officers confirmed they are treating an attack on a second victim, a man in his 50s, as attempted murder. The second man is believed to have gone to Liam's before being stabbed.

Police say the second man tried to flag down passing motorists for assistance, and are appealing for those motorists to come forward. They say they specifically want to trace a black car and a white saloon.

A 19-year-old male who was arrested at the scene remains in hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. Police say he will be taken into custody for questioning when he is discharged from hospital.

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Police continue to investigate York murder

Police remain at the scene of a property in York as they continue to investigate the murder of a man who died from stab wounds.

The victim was found with multiple stab wounds at an address on Hamilton Drive in the Acomb area on Monday 27 July. He later died in hospital. Officers are working to establish his identity.

Detectives from North Yorkshire Police are carrying out extensive enquiries to determine the events that led to the man's murder.

A 19-year-old man who was arrested at the scene and sustained a self-inflicted injury during the incident, remains in hospital for treatment. After being discharged from hospital, he will be taken into police custody for questioning.

A 29-year-old man who was injured during the incident, and later discharged from hospital in the early hours of the morning, was not involved in the initial disturbance and was a passer-by who came to the assistance those involved.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Hamilton Drive, Acomb last night, and saw or heard the disturbance to contact them.

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