Wednesday update: A man is due to appear in court today (22 December) charged with the murder of two people in Skipton.
The 35-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning following an incident in Regent Crescent in the town.
He will appear at York Magistrates’ Court this morning.
First posted Tuesday 21 December, 2021 @ 5.51 pm: A murder investigation is underway after the deaths of a man and a woman in Skipton.
North Yorkshire Police were called to an incident at Regent Crescent at about 7.30am today (Tuesday.
Officers located the bodies of a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s in the house.
A man in his 30s, who was known to the victims, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
He remains in custody, and at this time police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Senior Investigating Officer DI Steve Menzies, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “Local residents will understandably be shocked to hear about this tragic incident. Although the investigation is at an early stage, a man has been arrested, and we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
“Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team are conducting reassurance patrols in the area, and anyone with concerns can speak to them. I’d also ask anyone with information that could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”
Police family liaison officers are providing support to those affected, and people are asked to respect their privacy.
It is the second murder inquiry launched today by North Yorkshire Police – the force is also investigating the death of a man in Harrogate.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police – details below.
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