Police hunting the "crossbow killer" of a man in East Yorkshire have discovered a body this evening.
Humberside Police launched a huge manhunt for 55 year old Anthony Lawrence following the murder of Shane Gilmer, 30 and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend Laura Sugden on Friday.
Laura's injuries were not life threatening and she and the baby are in a stable condition in hospital.
"We can confirm that at around 6pm this evening (Sunday 14 January) officers discovered the body of a man believed to be 55 year old Anthony Lawrence, in a vehicle in a rural location in North Yorkshire.
"Mr Lawrence was wanted in relation to the murder of Shane Gilmer (30) and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend Laura Sugden on Friday 12 January.
"Since Friday evening we have been carrying out extensive enquiries into Mr Lawrence's whereabouts, which led to the location in North Yorkshire, upon where officers discovered a body.
"We are being supported by North Yorkshire Police as part of our wider investigation."
Detectives confirmed that a crossbow was found at the scene of a murder which took place in the hamlet of Southburn near Driffield on Friday night..
They also revealed earlier today that they had recovered a car linked to him – a blue Vauxhall Mevira – which was being examined by forensic officers.
Police are investigating following the discovery of a man’s body in the Worsbrough area of Barnsley this morning.
Just before 9.40am, police were called by ambulance staff to a property in Mayfield Crescent, where the body of a 30-year-old man was found.
At this time, the cause of death is not known and a post-mortem is expected to be carried out later this evening.
A 27-year-old woman who was also at the property has been arrested on suspicion of murder and currently remains in police custody.
Officers remain in the area carrying out enquiries to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information and witnesses after the murder of a 31-year-old man on the Wensley Estate in Firth Park, Sheffield.
Officers were called out just after midnight on Sunday 10 September following reports that a man had been injured. He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
"If you have any information, please call us on 101 quoting incident number 3 of 10 September 2017. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
A 47-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a man in Castleford.
The body of 39-year old Jeffrey Howarth was found on Thursday at a property on Gannet Close.
Ian Robinson, from Castleford, was charged last night with manslaughter and will appear before Wakefield Magistrates tomorrow. He remains in police custody.
A 25-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday in relation to this case, has now been released on bail.
A man is still being questioned by police on suspicion of murdering a 59 year old woman at a farm in east Yorkshire
Humberside police were today granted more time to talk to the 21-year-old man, arrested following the death of Fiona Southwell in Seaton near Hornsea on Friday.
Detectives have appealed for potential witnesses who were using the old railway tracks on Friday to contact them.
Detectives are questioning a 21-year-old man about the murder of a woman in East Yorkshire.
The body of Fiona Southwell, who was 59, was found at a farm in Seaton near Hornsea on Friday evening.
Police are carrying out forensic work at two properties in the area and are asking for the public's help to "piece together the circumstances of her death.
Martin Fisher has filed this report from the scene near Hornsea.
“Fiona Southwell’s death is being treated as suspicious and a team of detectives from the Major Incident Team and other departments are carrying out a large number of enquiries to establish how she died and identify the those responsible.
“We are supporting the victims’ family and keeping them informed about developments in the case.
“There has been an arrest in connection with the murder, however we still need the public’s help in piecing together the circumstance of Fiona’s death.
“I would specifically like to speak to anyone using the old railway track between Hull and Hornsea between 7am and 7pm on Friday 15 July who may have seen something suspicious or untoward.
“The track passes the farm and is well used by cyclists and walkers and would urge people using the track to call us think if they can help. Your information no matter how small could hold the key to establishing the circumstances of Fiona Southwell’s death.
“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 517 of 15/07/6 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
A murder investigation has been launched after the death of a 59-year-old woman in Seaton.
The victim, Fiona Southwell, was found at a farm on Friday 15th July.
Police say a 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody being questioned by detectives.
There are cordons at the farm on Goxhill Lane, Seaton, and a further address in Hornsea as part of the investigation.
Detectives investigating a murder in the Hyde Park area of Leeds have named the victim.
The body of Michael Ayres, 60, was found close St Augustine's Wrangthorn Church Hall, by fire crews who had been called to a report of a bin on fire in the area on Saturday evening.
Police arrested a 61-year-old man from Leeds in connection with the incident last night. Two others, aged 37 and 50, who were arrested on Saturday evening suspicion of murder, remain in police custody.
We have now informed Mr Ayres family about his death and they are understandably devastated.
We are still keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of St Augustine's Wrangthorn church hall in the period leading up to when Mr Ayres' body was found. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw three men pulling a wheelie bin along Hyde Park Terrace at about tea-time on Saturday.
While we are still establishing the full circumstances surrounding his death, we can say that this appears to have been an incident involving people that are known to each other and there is no threat to the wider community in that area."