Police have revealed that a 23-year-old man found dead in Tadcaster on Boxing Day had been stabbed to death.

Emergency services were called to Rosemary Court in Tadcaster at 7.20am on Tuesday, December 26. A short time after paramedics and officers arrived at the scene, a 23-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead.

A post-mortem was carried out yesterday (December 27), and gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest. A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear before York Magistrates Court on Thursday, December 28.

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A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Officers would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while the initial investigation was carried out in the vicinity of Rosemary Court yesterday. The outside scene has now been lifted along with road closures which were in place.

“We would also like to thank those who have assisted officers with their investigation and who have come forward to provide information which may assist our enquiries.

“Anyone who has information, no matter how small, and has not yet spoken with officers, is urged to contact them as a matter of urgency. We are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who heard or saw anything in the area surrounding Rosemary Court in the early hours leading up to the man’s death.

“You can provide information by calling 101 and speaking with our Force Control Room. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Incidents of this nature are truly shocking and we wanted to reassure those who live or work in the local area, we believe this to be isolated with no further risk to the wider community.”

The family of the victim are due to release a tribute to him today (December 28) and police have asked for their privacy to be respected “at this extremely difficult time.”

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