Six people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Scarborough.
The 26 year old victim was found with serious injuries outside the Town Hall on St Nicholas Street at 2am on Sunday.
He was taken to hospital where he died.
The five men aged between 18 and 21 and a 16 year-old boy remain in custody for questioning.
Officers remained at the scene on Sunday morning as the investigation continues.
Detective Superintendent Fran Naughton of North Yorkshire Police said:
"We would urge anyone who witnessed any part of incident to contact North Yorkshire Police.
"We'd also appeal to any taxi drivers or motorists who were in the area at the time who may have dash-cam footage to share this vital information with us."
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. People should quote reference number 12190193750 when passing on information.
This was an isolated incident and people in the local community are likely to notice an increased presence of police officers in the area while our enquiries continue."