Police have issued an update following the incident in Tadcaster yesterday
At 7.20am on Tuesday, 26 December the Force Control Room was notified of an incident at Rosemary Court in Tadcaster by Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
A 23-year-old man died at the scene.
Formal identification has taken place and his next of kin has been informed.
A post-mortem examination was carried out today (Wednesday, 27 December) and gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.
A 22-year-old man has this evening been charged with murder and is due to appear before York Magistrates Court on Thursday, 28 December.
Officers would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while the initial investigation was carried out in the vicinity of Rosemary Court yesterday.
They would also like to thank those who has assisted officers with their investigation and who have come forward to provide information which may assist our enquiries.
Anyone who has information, no matter how small, and has not yet spoken with officers, is urged to contact them as a matter of urgency.
Police said: “We are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who heard or saw anything in the area surrounding Rosemary Court in the early hours leading up to the man’s death.
You can provide information by calling 101 and speaking with our Force Control Room.
Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Officers added that Incidents of this nature are truly shocking and they wanted to reassure those who live or work in the local area, they believe this to be isolated with no further risk to the wider community.
“We would also encourage anyone who has been affected by what they have seen or heard, to seek help, and details of agencies can be found on our website.
Please refrain from speculating about the events or circumstances surrounding this incident, this is not helpful to the investigation or family and friends who have lost a loved one.”
The family of the victim are due to release a tribute to him tomorrow.