1. ITV Report

Two further arrests made after fatal stabbing in Scarborough

Two more people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the fatal stabbing of a man in Scarborough.

The victim was found with serious injuries outside the Town Hall Credit: ITV News

The 26 year old victim was found with serious injuries outside the Town Hall on St Nicholas Street at 2am on Sunday 20 October 2019. He was taken to hospital where he died.

North Yorkshire Police arrested five men aged between 18 and 21 and a 16 year-old boy in connection with the incident shortly after.

A seventh person, a man aged 20, was arrested at 8.40pm on Sunday 20 October in the town. An eighth person, a man aged 28, was arrested this morning.

All eight people remain in custody for questioning and officers remain at the scene today as the investigation continues.

We will be continuing enquiries in Scarborough while our investigation into the death continues and people in the local community are likely to notice an increased presence of police officers in the area while it is carried out.

We continue to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact North Yorkshire Police with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem. We’d also appeal to any taxi drivers or motorists who were driving through the town in the early hours of Sunday morning who may have dash-cam footage to share this vital information with us.

This was an isolated incident and we are working hand in hand with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team to conduct this investigation and offer support and reassurance to local residents within the community.

– Detective Superintendent Fran Naughton of North Yorkshire Police