North Yorkshire Police has launched a murder enquiry after a man was stabbed in Easingwold.
The 36-year-old man from Luton was initially believed to have died as the result of a road traffic collision when his van hit two bollards on Long Street in the early hours of this morning (23 September 2012).
However, following extensive police enquiries throughout the day, it has been established that the man died as a result of being stabbed.
Detective Chief Inspector Heather Pearson, of North Yorkshire Police, said:
I would like to speak to anyone who has any information that can help the investigation to come forward as soon as possible.
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of Sunday morning you may have information which is vital to our enquiries.
I can assure people who may be hesitant about coming forward that any information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for York CID.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number NYP-23092012-0069 when passing information about this incident.