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Son, 30s, arrested over murder of parents: Man and woman were both found dead at home in Skipton

Son in his 30s is arrested over murder of his parents: Man in his 60s and woman in her 70s were both found dead at a home in Skipton sparking major police probe

  • A man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s were found dead at a home in Skipton
  • North Yorkshire Police say a man aged 35 who is known to couple is in custody
  • Detectives are appealing for information but they are not looking for anyone else


A double murder investigation has been launched after an elderly couple were found dead at their home in North Yorkshire and their son has been taken into custody.  

Police were called to an address in Regent Crescent, Skipton, North Yorkshire, at about 7.30am on Tuesday 21 December 2021.

Officers located the bodies of a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s in the house.

A man aged 35, the son of the deceased, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

A son is in custody after he was arrested at the scene where his parents were found dead at their home in Regent Crescent, Skipton, N. Yorks, (pictured) this morning, December 21

He remains in custody, and at this time police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Senior Investigating Officer Det Insp Steve Menzies, of the Major Investigation Team, said: ‘Local residents will understandably be shocked to hear about this tragic incident. 

‘Although the investigation is at an early stage, a man has been arrested, and we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

‘Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team are conducting reassurance patrols in the area, and anyone with concerns can speak to them.

‘I’d also ask anyone with information that could assist our enquiries to get in touch.’

North Yorkshire Police have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with deaths

North Yorkshire Police have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with deaths

Police family liaison officers are providing support to those affected, and people are asked to respect their privacy.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Investigation Team. 

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference number 12210264852 when passing information.

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