MURDER UPDATE: two teenagers arrested

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Police investigating the murder of a 19-year-old last night have arrested two teenagers.

The investigation relates to a stabbing near to the Olympia amusement arcades, in Foreshore Road, at about 11.30pm yesterday.

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The victim was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Another victim, a 17-year-old man, was taken by ambulance to Scarborough District Hospital where he is receiving treatment for a stab wound to a leg.

Two males, both aged in their late teens, remain in police custody for questioning.

Both the victims and the arrested men are believed to be local, though police say they are not yet in a position to release their identities.

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Seafront Murder.Police cordon off the areas leading to the scene of the incident.131551d

The incident scene and an area at St Nicholas Cliff Gardens have been cordoned off by the police while forensic examinations and searches are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Keith Ruff, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a very tragic incident and we are doing everything we can to establish the full circumstances which led to the death of this young man.

“We are supporting his family at this terrible time and also the other victim and his family.”

DCI Ruff added: “We are appealing for witnesses to come forward as a matter or urgency, or anyone with information about the incident that could assist the investigation.

“If you can help, please do the right thing and contact the police or Crimestoppers now.”

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101 - option 2 - ask for Scarborough CID.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting the reference NYP-13042013-0576.