Still no charges after man’s death

The body was discovered at the Harbour Tavern and inset, Karl Staten
The body was discovered at the Harbour Tavern and inset, Karl Staten

Police have yet to charge anyone for a man’s death nearly six months after murder detectives arrested two people.

Officers investigating the death of Karl Staten, of Fort Terrace, say they are still investigating the 61-year-old’s death at the Harbour Tavern, Queen Street, on Tuesday January 12.

Humberside Police say his death is being treated as “unexplained”, following inconclusive results from a postmortem examination.

Two Bridlington residents, a 32-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, were arrested following Mr Staten’s death.

The man was held on suspicion of murder and the woman was suspected of conspiracy to murder and assisting an offender. Neither were charged.

A police spokesman said: “No charges have been brought and the investigation continues.”

Marstons, the pub operator who owns the Harbour Tavern, declined to comment on Mr Staten’s death while the police investigation is active.

And no-one from the pub was willing to speak to the Free Press.

Mr Staten’s body was discovered in a toilet cubicle by a member of staff on the morning of January 12.

Following the incident, police issued an appeal for information.

A spokesman said: “Anyone with information should call Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 144 of 12 January 2016, of call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”