TWO people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in a North Yorkshire seaside town.

North Yorkshire Police were called to an address in Spring Hill Court, Whitby, by paramedics at about 11.25pm last night, after a 32-year-old man suffered serious chest injuries.

Officers attended the scene, where the man was pronounced dead by ambulance staff, and arrested a 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man in connection with the death. They both remain in custody.

Police remain at the scene today, and the road has been closed to allow officers to conduct searches as part of their investigation.

A police spokeswoman said they were not in a position to release the identity of the dead man, but urged anyone with any information which could assist their investigation to contact them on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.