Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Scarborough

St John's Avenue in Scarborough, where a man was pronounced dead yesterday evening.
St John's Avenue in Scarborough, where a man was pronounced dead yesterday evening.

A man is being being held by Scarborough police on suspicion of murder.

The 51-year-old was arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of a man, who was pronounced dead yesterday evening (Tuesday).

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Officers attended a property in St Johns Avenue, Scarborough, at about 6.25pm yesterday.

"They located a man, who was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

"A 51-year-old Scarborough man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody as enquiries continue."

Police said they were not in a position to name the victim, who was a local man in his late 40s.