Dozens pay tribute to murdered teen

Seafront murder ,Forensic Officers in the St Nicholas Cliff Gardens Area near the Town Hall.131551j
Seafront murder ,Forensic Officers in the St Nicholas Cliff Gardens Area near the Town Hall.131551j

Social networking sites have this afternoon been flooded with tributes to a teenager believed to have been murdered last night.

Scarborough police are investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man who was fatally stabbed near Olympia Leisure, in Foreshore Road, at 11.30pm yesterday.

Although officers are yet to formally release the identity of the young victim, it is believed the teenager is former Graham School pupil Angel Graham.

Almost 100 people have posted tributes on Angel’s Facebook page, sending messages of condolence and support to his family.

Friends and strangers alike have spoken of their shock and sadness over the news.

Posts on the Facebook, which are being added to by the second, include: “I knew him well, can’t believe you’re actually gone, thought you were invincible man, I guess god needs another angel”, “sleep tight Angel”, and “I didn’t know you but no-one deserves this. RIP Angel, my thoughts and love go out to your family and friends”.

Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with last night’s incident, which also left a 17-year-old in hospital with stab wounds to his leg.

The scene and an area at St Nicholas Cliff Gardens have been cordoned off by the police throughout today while forensic examinations and searches were carried out.

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.