A man is currently in our custody and a murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Hull last night (Wednesday 15 November).
Officers were called at 10.15pm to reports that a man had sustained a stab wound at a property on Hardy Street in Hull.
The man was taken to hospital for medical treatment but, despite the efforts of emergency services, he died a short time later.
The victim’s family have been informed and are currently being supported by specially trained officers, our thoughts remain with them at this incredibly difficult time.
The suspect reportedly fled the property following the incident. Officers conducted an extensive area search, and consequently a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in our custody at this time whilst detectives continue with lines of enquiry.
Detective Chief Inspector Jayne Goodens, leading the investigation, said: “I understand that this incident will undoubtedly cause concern among the local community.
“I want to offer some reassurance that this is thought to be an isolated incident between two people, believed to be known to each other, that took place inside a property. We do not believe there to be any wider risk to the public.
“Those in the area will see an increased number of officers over the coming days, carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to the local community. I would encourage anybody who has any concerns at all to please come and talk to us.
“A scene guard remains in place at this time whilst detectives look to establish the circumstances that led to this incident.
“If you have any information that may assist with our enquiries, or if you have dashcam or CCTV footage of the area around the time of the incident, I ask you to contact us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 537 of 15 November.
“If you would prefer to report information anonymously, you can do so by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”