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Police following up new leads in hunt for convicted murderer

North Yorkshire Police say they've had an encouraging response to an appeal to trace a convicted murderer.

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William Kerr is wanted for emergency recall to prison and was featured on Crimewatch last night. The 53-year-old was jailed for life for murder at Leeds Crown Court in 1998, and released on licence in January this year.

However, he absconded from approved premises in Hull a month ago and despite a nationwide search and a £5,000 reward, he remains at large.

York man charged over serious assault

A man from York is due to appear in court this morning after being charged over a serious assault.

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Kyle Illingworth, 24, was last night charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent, and theft.

Mr Illingworth was arrested yesterday following an assault on a woman on Saturday 18 April 2015.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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