Renewed appeal and photo issued following death of Threshfield man

21 January 2014

Skipton police have issued a renewed appeal for information after a Threshfield man died shortly after being found with head injuries at the bottom of some steps in Gas Street car park, Skipton.

The deceased has been named as Ian Martin and officers have issued a photograph of Mr Martin to assist with their enquiries.

Ian MartinMr Martin was found with serious head injuries at around 6.30pm on Thursday 9 January 2014. He was taken to Airedale District Hospital where he sadly died later in the evening. Officers do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances which led to his death, however, they still need to hear from anyone who saw Mr Martin prior to him being found.

Although he is 68 years old, he is described as being very fit and healthy and looks young for his age. He is described as being 5ft 7in tall with white-grey hair and was wearing a dark blue Barbour jacket, blue jeans and brown shoes.

In the minutes leading up to the incident, Mr Martin had travelled on the number 72 bus from Threshfield to Skipton where he got off the bus at around 6.25pm at the main bus station.

He then crossed the foot bridge which leads to Gas Street and was found with head injuries at the bottom of the steps in Gas Street car park.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw Mr Martin either on the number 72 bus, walking through the bus station or over the canal bridge towards Gas Street.

Anyone with any information which could help the police investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Skipton CID.

Officers have thanked members of the public who have come forward with information so far.



Following our previous appeal, the man who stopped to help at the scene to help has now been traced.


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