Police have revealed that the victim of a Scarborough town centre murder was a man in his 30s, as detectives continue to quiz four suspects in relation to the death.
The announcement comes as police step up high visibility patrols around the scene of the killing in Eastborough, as a senior officer urges the public to remain calm over what the force are calling an “isolated” incident.
The death was reported to police by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, who had attended the scene of a serious assault inside an address in Eastborough, at 11.40pm on Wednesday 7 August.
Despite the efforts of paramedics the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Four men were arrested a short time later at an address on Queen’s Terrace, Scarborough, and nobody else is being sought in connection with the incident.
An area of Eastborough, between the traffic lights on Foreshore Road and Globe Street, has been closed off to allow for police enquiries.
Many traders in the area have been forced to close, as detectives scour the street for clues.
Chief Inspector Mark Grange, of Scarborough Safer Neighbourhood Command, said: “I would like to reassure people that this is an isolated incident which is not linked to any previous assaults in the area. All of the individuals connected to this tragic incident have been identified and four local men have been arrested.
“Officers are undertaking high visibility patrols in the area while enquiries continue. This is to provide extra reassurance to the local community who are naturally concerned by what has happened.”
In the meantime, anyone with information that could can help this investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room.
People who would prefer to pass info anonymously should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please use reference number 12130134666 when providing information about this incident.