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Teenager questioned over York murder

Police in York are questioning a 19-year-old over a murder in York on Monday evening.

Police are questioning a man in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Liam Miller Credit: North Yorkshire Police

The teen had been in hospital for treatment following the incident on Hamilton Drive, Acomb, where 20-year-old Liam Miller died.

Police have also confirmed that they are treating the attack on the second victim – the man who went to Liam’s assistance and was also stabbed - as attempted murder.

20-year-old student killed in York stabbing incident

A man who was killed in a stabbing incident in York on Monday evening has been named as 20-year-old Liam Paul Miller from the village of Terrington near Malton.

Liam Paul Miller Credit: North Yorkshire Police

His family have issued a statement saying they are absolutely devastated by his death.

Liam was studying graphic design and illustration at Liverpool University. Detectives are continuing their investigations into the events that led to his death.

They have confirmed that they are treating the attack on a second victim – the man who went to Liam’s assistance and was also stabbed - as attempted murder.

A 19-year-old man who was arrested at the scene, remains in hospital where he continues to receive medical treatment. On discharge from hospital he will be taken into police custody for questioning.

We are absolutely devastated by Liam’s untimely death. We cannot put into words the shock and disbelief we feel about what has happened. Liam was just 20 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. He had returned home for the summer from Liverpool University where he was studying graphic design and illustration. We will miss him more than words can say.

– Family statement

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Neighbours say man violently attacked in York

Residents on Hamilton Drive West in York say a man was violently attacked last night. They were told to stay indoors through the night. Police officers are at the scene this morning and three police vans remain on the road. The property is sealed off with a forensic tent visible.

The sealed off property where a man was attacked last night Credit: Jon Hill

"Ongoing serious incident" in York says North Yorkshire force

Police cordon off part of Hamilton Drive West in York Credit: Minster FM

North Yorkshire Police say Hamilton Drive West in York is closed between Green Lane roundabout and New Lane.

"This is due to an ongoing serious incident. Please avoid the area."

The force is expected to release more information shortly.

North Yorkshire Police say it is an ongoing serious incident Credit: Minster FM
Police expected to release more information this morning Credit: Minster FM

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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."

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.”

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