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Scarborough man arrested after body found in flat


A man has been arrested after a suspected murder at a flat in Scarborough, police have said.

The 48-year-old victim's body was discovered in a ground floor flat in the Eastborough area of the town on Thursday night.

He had been subjected to a violent attack in which he suffered extensive head injuries, a North Yorkshire Police spokesman said.

A 51-year-old local man was arrested on Friday and remains in custody.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "We are not yet in a position to formally identify the victim.

"We will do this when all close family members have been informed about the death."

Forensic investigators were continuing to conduct inquiries at the flat and in the surrounding area, he said.