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Man arrested over Sheffield murder

Detectives investigating the murder of Grant Bodell in June this year have today arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Murder victim Grant Bodell Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Mr Bodell was found fatally wounded on parkland off Queen Mary Road, in the Manor area of Sheffield, at around 2.20am on Saturday, 21 June.

He had suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

The 29-year-old man arrested is currently in police custody being questioned by officers.

Priest killed in murder-suicide

Rev Susan Louise Lancaster

A female priest was found murdered in her home hours before her husband was discovered dead at a local beauty spot in a suspected murder-suicide.

The body of Rev Suzanne Louise Lancaster, 67, was discovered by police at 10pm last night at her home in Talbot Avenue, Roundhay in Leeds, following a tip-off.

The call also raised concerns for the welfare of the man, and shortly afterwards the body of her husband, Roy Lancaster, 54, was found at the foot of Malham Cove - a 260ft limestone, amphitheatre-shaped cliff in north Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Police have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Rev Lancaster, known locally as Louise, was a mother-of-two and grandmother to three, and associate priest at St Edmund's church in Roundhay.

The church's vicar, Rev David Paton-Williams, told of the congregation's "great sadness" at the double tragedy.

He said: "To hear of the deaths of Louise and Roy Lancaster has been a profound shock.

"They were both active members of St Edmund's church and Louise was also a part-time priest; she shared in the ministry here by taking services and helping in other ways, such as taking communion to people in their homes.

"She was a deeply prayerful person who was held in great affection by members of the congregation.

"Although it's a terrible sadness for the church family at St Edmund's, Louise had two daughters and three young grandchildren and at the moment they are the ones who are uppermost in our prayers."

It is understood the couple's two daughters, one of whom lives in the south of England while the other is believed to reside in New Zealand, have been informed.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police Protective Services, said: "We have been in contact with the couple's family and our enquiries are ongoing. We are not looking for anyone in connection with this incident."

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Murder inquiry in Elland

Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man's body at property in Elland this evening.

Police were called to Elizabeth Street in Elland at 7.19pm tonight where the body a local man, believed to be in his thirties , was discovered.

A 45-year-old man was arrested nearby and is in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Body of murdered priest's husband found at beauty spot

Rev Susan Louise Lancaster

A priest at a Leeds church was found murdered at her home hours before police discovered the body of her husband at a North Yorkshire beauty spot.

The body of the Rev Susan Lancaster, 67, known locally as Louise, was found last night at her semi-detached property in Talbot Avenue in Roundhay.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police went to the property after their counterparts in North Yorkshire were contacted by a man, understood to be her husband Roy Lancaster, 54, saying he had killed his wife.

The call also raised concerns for the welfare of Mr Lancaster and after a hunt by both forces he was found at 2.30am today at the foot of Malham Cove, a natural limestone formation in North Yorkshire.

Mrs Lancaster is understood to be involved with the nearby St Edmund’s Church in Roundhay, whose website lists her as an ‘associate priest’.

Police say they are not treating Mr Lancaster’s death as suspicious and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Dunkerley, from West Yorkshire Police Protective Services (Crime), said: “Our enquiries are still at an early stage but we are treating the woman’s death as murder.

“We are not yet in a position to confirm the identities of those involved. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

Murdered woman named

Rev Susan Lancaster

A woman who was found murdered at her home in Leeds yesterday has been named.

Suzanne Louise Lancaster, aged 67, was found by officers who attended her address in Talbot Avenue after a man contacted North Yorkshire Police with information.

The 54-year-old man who was subsequently found dead at Malham Cove has also been named as her husband Roy Lancaster.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police Protective Services (Crime), said: "We have been in contact with the couple's family and our enquiries are ongoing. As we said earlier, we are not looking for anyone in connection with this incident."

Arrest in Lincoln murder case

Detectives investigating the death of Mingzi Yang in Lincoln on Tuesday 17 June have revealed they have made a further arrest.

"The person in custody is currently being interviewed about Mingzi's death and, at this early stage, I am not releasing further details about the arrest. We are continuing to build up a picture of Mingzi's life and I would like to take another opportunity to appeal to anyone who knew her since her arrival in the UK in 2008 to contact us.

"There may still be college friends, neighbours and casual acquaintances who might have information that could assist the enquiry, especially if they saw her on the morning of her death".

– Senior Investigating Officer DCI Martin Holvey

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 181 of 17/06/2014. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Bullet marks 'consistent with Colt Commando revolver'

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Trial ongoing as Christopher and Susan Edwards deny murder

The trial of a husband and wife accused of murdering an elderly couple in Nottinghamshire has resumed today Credit: ITV News Central

The trial of a husband and wife accused of murdering an elderly couple in Nottinghamshire has resumed today.

Christopher and Susan Edwards are charged with killing her parents Patricia and William Wycherley between May 1st and May 5th 1998.

The Wycherley's remains were found buried in the back garden of their house on Blenheim Close at Forest Town in Mansfield last October.

Susan Edwards has admitted the manslaughter of her mother. She and her husband both deny murder.

The trial at Nottingham crown court continues.

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