Harry John Chamberlain, 47, of Skipton, died on January 8

Police name man found dead in A65 near Skipton

Police name man found dead in A65 near Skipton

First published in News

A man who was found dead on a main road has now been named by police.

Harry John Chamberlain, 47, of Skipton, was found on the A65 at Draughton, near Skipton, on the night of Wednesday, January 8.

He was on the carriageway, between the two junctions leading to the village, when he was found shortly after 7pm.

He had serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say he was hit by a vehicle while he was lying in the road. The vehicle stopped at the scene, as did a number of others, including some motorists who had to swerve to avoid the man.

Anyone with information about Mr Chamberlain’s death has been urged to contact North Yorkshire Police control room on 101, quoting incident number 434 of January 8.

The Coroner has been informed and an inquest will be held.

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