A MAN found with serious head injuries has died in hospital.

The man in his 40s was found at the bottom of a staircase at the Esplanade, Whitby, on Sunday, September 29.

He was taken to hospital where he remained in a critical condition. Sadly, he died in the early hours of Friday morning.

A man in his 40s has previously been arrested and released on bail in connection with the incident.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who was in the area between 7pm and 10.30pm on Sunday, September 29.

Phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for Scarborough CID. You can also phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote incident number 12190182584.