BREAKING: Suspected murder victim named

Harbour Tavern, Queen Street, Bridlington
Harbour Tavern, Queen Street, Bridlington

Humberside Police have confirmed that 61-year-old Karl Staten is the man who was found dead in the Harbour Tavern pub in Bridlington.

Karl Staten, of Fort Terrace, Bridlington was found dead in the toilets of the pub on Queen Street at 11am on Tuesday 12 January.

His death is being treated as unexplained following inconclusive post-mortem results and his family are receiving support from specially trained officers.

A 50 year-old Bridlington woman and a 32-year-old Bridlington man who were arrested as part of enquiries have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detectives investigating the death are keen to speak to anyone who was in the pub the evening before or anyone with information about the circumstances that led to Mr Staten’s death.

Anyone with information no matter how small should call Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 144 of 12/01/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.