Police launch murder investigation after death in Holgate Road

Man arrested

A man has been arrested in connection with a murder investigation in York.

Officers were called in the early hours of Monday 6 March 2017 to concerns about the behaviour of a man near York Railway Station who had blood on his hands. Police attended the area and found the man in the Scarcroft Road area where he was arrested.

They later found the found the body of a man in his 50s inside a flat on Holgate Road in York.

Scene guards were in place at locations across the city including the scene of the murder at the flat in Holgate Road, a bus stop outside York Railway Station and a taxi rank on Queen Street. Offices remain at the flat this morning as the investigation continues.

The arrested man, 19, remains in police custody for questioning.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area of Holgate Road between 11pm last night (Sunday 5 March 2017) and 3am on the morning of Monday 6 March is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

Please quote reference 12170037677 when passing on information.

Police are not yet in a position to release the name of the victim.

What’s on in York: Ann Cleeves’ Murder Mystery Night tomorrow (Sat)


Bishopthorpe Library :

Sat 4 Feb :

7.30pm – 9.30pm :

£5 (includes a glass of wine)

Murder MysteryThe Friends of Bishopthorpe Library present a Murder Mystery Night. The mystery was written by author Ann Cleeves in the tradition of the Golden Age detective novel. Actors will present the evidence and the audience will be asked to use their little grey cells to decide who is the murderer and why.

If you enjoy Agatha Christie and understand classic crime fiction, you could be perfectly placed to solve the mystery. The person coming closest to the right solution will win a prize!

The ticket price includes a glass of wine and nibbles. We will also hold a raffle.

For more information or to reserve a ticket please call Bishopthorpe Library on (01904) 552678 or bishopthorpe@exploreyork.org.uk.

Victim named following murder in Hamilton Drive, York – Police seek witnesses

York Police have named the man who died during the incident in Hamilton Drive, Acomb, York, on the evening of Monday 27 July 2015.

Liam Paul Miller

He is Liam Paul Miller, aged 20, from the village of Terrington near Malton.

Liam’s family have released the following statement:

 “We are absolutely devastated by Liam’s untimely death. We cannot put into words the shock and disbelief we feel about what has happened. Liam was just 20 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. He had returned home for the summer from Liverpool University where he was studying graphic design and illustration.  We will miss him more than words can say.”

Appeal for information

Detectives investigating the murder of 20-year-old Liam Miller on the night of Monday 27 July 2015, have issued new appeals for information.

As they continue their investigations into the events that led to Liam’s tragic death, they are appealing for the public’s help with the following lines of enquiry.

Officers have confirmed that they are treating the attack on the second victim – the man who went to Liam’s assistance and was also stabbed –  as attempted murder. 

Detective Inspector Mark Pearson of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “We know from our enquiries that the second victim, a local man in his fifties, was chased along Hamilton Drive West where he was stabbed close to the junction with Lady Hamilton Gardens. We know that the man desperately tried to flag down passing motorists for assistance and we are appealing for those motorists to contact us.

“The vehicles we want to trace are described as a black car and a white saloon car. We are also keen to speak to any witnesses who were in this area at around 10pm on Monday evening 27 July 2015.”

DI Pearson added: “Liam played in a local band called Nocebo and we are seeking to identify Liam’s movements over the weekend of 25, 26 and Monday 27 July. We are keen to speak to anyone who has been with Liam, either in person or in contact through phone or social media.”

The 19-year-old man who was arrested at the scene, remains in hospital where he continues to receive medical treatment. On discharge from hospital he will be taken into police custody for questioning.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police’s Major Crime Unit on 01423-539499.

If you do not want to give your name and wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Murder in Hamilton Drive West

Man arrested as police launch murder investigation in York

Updated 2.20pm 28 July 2015 Police remain at the scene of a property in Hamilton Drive, York as they continue to investigate the murder of a man on the night of Monday 27 July 2015.

North Yorkshire Police

Detectives from North Yorkshire Police’s Major Crime Unit and York Serious Crime Team are carrying out extensive enquiries to determine the events that led to his murder. 

As part of the those enquiries, detectives will be conducting house-to-house enquiries at properties in the area to build up as much information as possible to assist their investigation.

The 19-year-old man who was arrested at the scene and sustained a self-inflicted injury during the incident, remains in hospital for treatment, however, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. After being discharged from hospital, he will be taken into police custody for questioning.

We can confirm that the 29-year-old man who was injured during the incident, and later discharged from hospital in the early hours of the morning, was not involved in the initial disturbance and was a passer-by who came to the assistance those involved.

Officers are currently conducting enquiries to establish the identity of the man who died, and until this has been confirmed, we are unable to release any further information about him.

To assist their enquiries, officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Hamilton Drive, Acomb last night, and saw or heard at disturbance, either from inside the property or in the street outside, to contact them.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police’s Major Crime Unit on 01423-539499.

If you do not want to give your name and wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Detective Inspector Mark Pearson, of the Major Crime Unit, said: “We continue to work at the scene of the murder and there will be a continued police presence in Acomb as we gather evidence from the scene and continue our house-to-house enquiries. I would like to reiterate that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.  


“Once again our thanks go to local people who have been affected by the incident and the road closures, for their patience and understanding while our enquiries continue.


“If you were in the area at the time and have any information that could help our investigation, please contact the Major Crime Unit or Crimestoppers.”


To recap, the incident was reported at around 10.20pm on the night of Monday 27 July 2015.


Officers attended an address in Hamilton Drive where they found a man with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he sadly died from his injuries. A second man, aged 29, who was found injured in the street by a member of the public, was treated in hospital and discharged in the early hours of Tuesday morning. A third man, aged  19, has been arrested in connection with the incident. He suffered a self-inflicted injury and is receiving hospital treatment.

York Leeman Road murder investigation latest

Detectives investigating a murder and an attempted murder in York have reassured residents that there is no threat to their safety.

It occurred at a property on Phoenix Boulevard, off Leeman Road, at around 8pm on Sunday 20 October 2013.

Officers and paramedics located a woman at the address who was declared dead at the scene. We are not in a position to release her details as formal identification has yet to take place, but we can confirm she is aged 32 and from the local area.

A second local woman, aged 23, suffered serious injuries. She was taken by ambulance to York District Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at an address at Popes Head Court, in the Peter Lane area, at 2.20am today in connection with the investigation. He remains in police custody for questioning.