York & North Yorkshire

Stephen Eastwood murder: Two arrested over hammer death

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Image caption Stephen Eastwood never recovered from his injuries and died in hospital in May of this year

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 47-year-old who spent two years in a coma died.

Stephen Eastwood was seriously injured when he was attacked with a hammer on York's Lawrence Street in March 2012.

He never recovered from his injuries and died in hospital in May of this year.

A 42-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman have been arrested and are being held in custody for questioning by North Yorkshire Police.

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