Statement issued at 6am on Thursday 28 December 2023
Photograph and family tribute
The man who sadly died following an incident at Rosemary Court in Tadcaster on Tuesday (26 December 2023) morning has been named as 23-year-old Luke Miller from the Tadcaster area.
Luke’s parents have issued the following tribute:
“There are no words that can truly describe the utter devastation that we, as a family, feel following the loss of our beloved son Luke.
“Our hearts are shattered and our world has been torn apart, but Luke will remain in our hearts forever and always.”
North Yorkshire Police is continuing to urge members of the public and the media to respect the privacy of Luke’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.
Statement issued at 6pm on Wednesday 27 December 2023
At 7.20am on Tuesday, 26 December our Force Control Room was notified of an incident at Rosemary Court in Tadcaster by Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
A short time after paramedics and officers arrived at the scene, a 23-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead. Formal identification has taken place and his next of kin has been informed.
A post-mortem was carried out today (Wednesday, 27 December) and gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.
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 has 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.
Please quote reference 12230244233.
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.
We would also encourage anyone who has been affected by what they have seen or heard, to seek help, and details of agencies can be found on our website.
Please refrain from speculating about the events or circumstances surrounding this incident, this is not helpful to the investigation or family and friends who have lost a loved one.
The family of the victim are due to release a tribute to him tomorrow and we ask their privacy is respected at this extremely difficult time.
A 22-year-old man has tonight been charged with murder and is due to appear before York Magistrates' Court on Thursday 28 December, 9.15am, court room 1.
Statement issued at 12.38pm on Tuesday 26 December 2023
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an incident in Tadcaster.
At 7.20am this morning (Tuesday 26 December) our Force Control Room received a call from our colleagues at Yorkshire Ambulance Service who had been called to Rosemary Court in the town.
A person was reporting a man with serious injuries at the location.
Both officers and paramedics attended the scene and a short time later, a man in his 20s, was sadly pronounced dead. His next of kin has been informed.
The area surrounding the scene is currently closed while our officers and specialist teams carry out enquiries and the initial investigation. Please avoid the area while this is ongoing.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are also supporting officers at the scene with specialist screening equipment to allow a thorough investigation to take place.
If any of the following apply to you, and you have not yet spoken with officers, please contact our Force Control Room on 101 as a matter of urgency, quoting reference 12230244233:
You witnessed the incident or the events surrounding the incident
You live or work in the area and your property is fitted with external CCTV, including video doorbells
You were driving through the area around the time of the incident and your car is fitted with a dashcam
Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.
Although the investigation is in the early stages, we believe this is an isolated incident.
We are asking people to refrain from speculating around the death of the man and to respect the privacy of his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.