Four men are arrested in murder probe after man in his thirties is found dead outside Post Office on Boxing Day
- The man in his 30s was found on Eston High Street in Yorkshire on Boxing Day
- He was found seriously injured and was later pronounced dead at the scene
- Four men aged between 29 and 38 have been arrested on suspicion of murder
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man in his 30s was found dead outside of a post office on Boxing Day.
The man was found on Eston High Street in Eston, north Yorkshire at around 8.30pm by officers.
He was found seriously injured by paramedics before being pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, the four men currently in police custody on suspicion of murder are aged 29, 30, 32 and 38.
The man in his 30s was found on Eston High Street, in north Yorkshire, outside of a post office at around 8.30 pm on Boxing Day
The victim has yet to be formally identified.
The male victim died after being found seriously injured in flats on the High Street.
The four flats are located above the Post Office, Katie’s Cardz, Morgans bakery, Nail Paradise and A.P convenience store.
David Fisher, who owns Katie’s Cardz, said: ‘I came over last night, we were going to tidy the shop.
‘When I came over to drop everything off, they wouldn’t let us through.
Four men, aged 29, 30, 32 and 38, have been arrested by police on suspicion of the man’s murder
‘The ambulance was still there, they were in and out, waiting for detectives to come. ‘We knew then it was a fatality. I thought, ”God, it’s somebody’s son or daughter”.
‘It is the family we have got to feel sorry for. Nobody deserves that.’
The 59-year-old, from Eston, said he believes that the flat are privately rented by a letting agency. He said: ‘It is young lads that get put into the flats. ‘We have had some lunatics in these flats.
‘It sounds like they have had an altercation.
‘I would hate to think what it will be like in 10 years time if the government and local authority don’t start to tackle this.
‘We have definitely got a problem with gangs. ‘You pray for rain because they won’t be there.
‘Every old age pensioner will tell you they don’t come out.’
Police forensic officers at the scene on the High Street in Eston where the man was found dead
Police confirmed that officers would ‘remain in the area to provide a reassuring presence’
Police forensic officers could be seen combing through the scene for evidence.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: ‘Four men, aged 29, 30, 32 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.
‘The man has not yet been formally identified and while we understand residents may feel concerned by this incident, we do not believe there is any risk to the wider public at this time.
‘Officers will remain in the area providing a reassuring presence and continuing inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
‘We would ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area yesterday afternoon or evening to contact Cleveland Police in complete confidence via the 101 number.
‘Please quote event 234687.’
Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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