A WOMAN has died after falling from the fourth-storey ledge of a building in Scarborough and a man has been arrested.

Officers were called at around 5.25pm yesterday (May 9)when a member of the public saw a woman on the fourth-storey ledge of a property in Albemarle Crescent.

Read more: The B&B in our region that's ranked best in the WORLD by Tripadvisor reviewers

A short time later, the woman, who was aged in her 40s, was seen to fall from the ledge and sadly sustained fatal injuries.

The investigation is in the early stages and police are working to establish the exact circumstances that led to her death.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "A man has been arrested as part of the investigation and remains in police custody for questioning.

"At the time of the incident, the road was closed to allow emergency services to attend the incident.

"It reopened at around 9.15pm.

"The road was then also temporarily closed again this lunchtime (Tuesday, May 10) to allow investigation work to continue.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident and who has not yet come forward to contact them. Please contact 101 or email

majorcrimeunit@northyorkshire.police.uk and quote reference number 12220079077."


Keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can also follow our dedicated North Yorkshire Facebook page for all the latest in the area by clicking here.

For all the top news updates from right across the region straight to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter here.

Have you got a story for us? Contact our newsdesk on newsdesk@nne.co.uk or contact 01325 505054