Taxi rank street brawl in Whitby leaves one man seriously injured

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a street brawl between men near the taxi rank in New Quay Road, Whitby in the early hours of 21 December.

It happened at about 2.30am and left one man suffering from a serious injury, resulting in admission to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch as they believe there was a large crowd that gathered and watched events unfold, and they will have information that will help the investigation. There may also be vehicle dash cam footage of the incident.

Two men were arrested in connection with the incident and have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Nick Burton or email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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