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.
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.