Man, 23, held over death of man, 48, found in Harrogate flat with fatal injuries


A 23-year-old man was today being questioned on suspicion of murder after he was arrested near a flat where another man was found with fatal injuries.

Police were called to Mayfield Grove in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, where they found the suspect in the street at just after 10pm on Friday night.

A 48-year-old man was found with serious injuries inside a nearby flat but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff.

Officers said there would be a noticeable police presence in and around the area following the “contained incident” and the public is not at risk. Detective Superintendent Fran Naughton, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our investigation is well under way and we can confirm this was a contained incident. A man is now in police custody and we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public. “However, many residents will be understandably anxious about what has happened. There will be a greater police presence in the area, which we hope residents will find reassuring, and officers will be working closely with the community.

“Our specially-trained officers are supporting the deceased man’s family at this difficult time.”

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The arrested man remains in police custody for questioning.

"Anyone who was in the Mayfield Grove area of Harrogate on Friday night and saw any suspicious activity is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police and pass information relating to incident number 12210072144.

"If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."