A man is due to appear in court today, 22 December 2021, charged with the murder of two people in Skipton.
The 35-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning following an incident in Regent Crescent in the town.
He will appear at York Magistrates Court this morning.
Murder investigation underway after two deaths in Skipton
Detectives are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman at a house in Skipton.
North Yorkshire Police were called to an incident at Regent Crescent at about 7.30am on Tuesday 21 December 2021.
Officers located the bodies of a man and woman in their 60's in the house.
A man in his 30s, who was known to the victims, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody, and at this time police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Senior Investigating Officer DI 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.”
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.