York & North Yorkshire

Man with 'blood on hands' at York railway station leads to body

A body was found at a flat in York after police were alerted to a man seen with blood on his hands at the city's railway station.

Officers acted over concerns about the behaviour of the man and later arrested a 19-year-old in the Scarcroft Road area in the early hours.

The victim, who was in his 50s, was later found at the flat on Holgate Road.

A murder investigation is under way and police inquiries are continuing.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Scene guards were in place at locations across the city including the scene of the murder at the flat in Holgate Road, a bus stop outside York Railway Station and a taxi rank on Queen Street.

"Officers remain at the flat this morning as the investigation continues."

The force said it was not yet in a position to release the victim's name.

Detectives have appealed for witnesses and in particular "anyone who saw any suspicious activity" in the area of Holgate Road between 23:00 GMT on Sunday and 03:00 on Monday.

The man remains in police custody for questioning.

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