Three men have been arrested after a man died in Skipton last night (Wednesday).
Police went to Aireville Park at around 8pm following a report of a man suffering serious injuries.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later. His family have been informed and they are being supported by specially trained officers.
One man was arrested in Skipton shortly after the incident occurred and two men have been arrested today from addresses in West Yorkshire. All of the men remain in police custody.
Senior Investigation Officer DI Steve Menzies, of the North Yorkshire Police Major Investigation Team, said “This is a tragic incident where a man lost his life.
“Investigations are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident, but I would like to reassure the local community that this appears to be an isolated incident with no threat to the public.”
Disruption at leisure centre
Areas of Aireville Park and the surrounding areas, including the leisure centre, were disrupted while the initial investigation into the incident was carried out.
Police thanked people for their patience and co-operation.
Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident who may have witnessed something, no matter how insignificant they may feel it is, to contact them with this information.
“Information that the public may have is vitally important to us, and to the man’s family, so I urge anyone with any information to please make contact,” said DI Menzies.
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