Crime & Policing

Eight arrested in connection with Scarborough murder

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

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 sadly 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 (Monday 21 October).

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

Detective Superintendent Fran Naughton of North Yorkshire Police urged anyone with information that could assist the investigation to come forward.

“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.”

If you can help, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room or email

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at

Police are not in a position to release the identity of the man who has died.

Please quote reference number 12190193750 when passing on information.

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