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Have you seen Anthony Lawrence? Police make appeal after suspected murder

Police have made a direct appeal to a man they want to speak to as an inquiry is launched into a suspected murder in Driffield.

Extensive searches are underway to find Anthony Lawrence.

Anthony Lawrence Credit: Humberside Police

Officers were called to a house in Southburn at around 9.20pm on Friday, January 12 following reports a man and woman had been seriously injured in a disturbance at a property. They were both taken to hospital where the man died this morning. His family are being supported by specialist officers.

The cordon is on an unnamed road running east of Thornton Lane at one end, and Southburn Road at the other end. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police have taped off a mile-long area of the village, which has about 20 houses in it.

The cordon is on an unnamed road running east of Thornton Lane at one end, and Southburn Road at the other end.

Police have taped off part of the village Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Chief Inspector Andy Parsons made a direct appeal to Mr Lawrence on the police website.

Anthony, it’s vital that we speak to you about this incident as soon as possible and I would urge you to go straight to your nearest police station so that we can do this.

Avoiding speaking to us could only make matters worse for you in the long run.

At this point it is believed that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider public.

However, if you believe you have seen Anthony Lawrence or have any information about his whereabouts, please don’t approach him yourself. Call us on 999.”

– Chief Inspector Andy Parsons, Humberside Police

Mr Lawrence is described as white, aged 56 and around 5ft 10ins tall. He is of large build and balding with close cropped dark hair. It is believed he is driving a dark blue Vauxuall Meriva, with blacked out rear windows and a poppy on the front grill. The registration number is FE07 SVP.