A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in West Cowick, near Snaith.
Police were called to a property on Little London Lane at
around 7.15pm last night (Wednesday, December 28) to reports that a man had been assaulted.
A 54-year-old man was taken to hospital, but sadly he died shortly afterwards, and police have now opened a murder investigation.
The victim’s family are currently being supported by specially trained officers and are thoughts remain with them at this very sad time.
A 53-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and remains in our custody whilst officers carry out their enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Burnett said: “We understand that news of a tragic incident such as this will cause shock and concern to people in the village and surrounding areas. However, I wish to reassure people that this was an isolated incident between people who were known to each other and, as such, there is no wider risk to members of the public.
“Officers will remain in West Cowick over the coming days whilst we continue with our investigation, and a scene guard will remain in place. Please come to talk to us if you have any concerns, or information that may assist with our enquiries.
“You can also call our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 435 of 28 December. Or, if you would prefer to report information anonymously, you can do so by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”