North Yorkshire Police were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, which had attended a serious assault at an address in Eastborough on Wednesday night.
Despite the efforts of paramedics a man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Four men were arrested a short time later at an address on Queen’s Terrace, Scarborough. They are being questioned by detectives.
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