Harrogate phonebox death was natural causes

Police outside Betfred on King's Road Harrogate
Police outside Betfred on King's Road Harrogate

A man who was found dead in a phonebox in Harrogate on Tuesday (July 14) died of natural causes, police have today confirmed.

North Yorkshire Police said officers were called to the incident just outside Betfred on Kings Road at around 6.40am and the 57-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after.

Nearby residents said they were shocked by the heavy police presence on the busy street.

Pete Willett, a local resident and member of the community watch scheme, said: “I’m really surprised more than anything else. I have never seen anything like it before, especially not round here.

“It’s really shocking for people to see something like that. Everybody round here is just in shock because you don’t usually get that round here.

“I have lived here for 30 years and have never seen anything like this before. People are just wondering what has happened because it is such a local issue.”