Man wanted over crossbow murder found dead

Image source, Humberside Police
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A body believed to be Anthony Lawrence was found in a vehicle

Police hunting for a man wanted over the murder of a neighbour and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend say they have found a body.

It is believed to be Anthony Lawrence, 55, and was found in a vehicle on Sunday evening in North Yorkshire.

Police had been searching for him after Shane Gilmer was found injured at his home in Southburn, near Driffield. A crossbow was recovered from the house.

Laura Sugden suffered non life-threatening injuries in the incident.

Det Ch Insp Stewart Miller, from Humberside Police, said in a statement on Sunday night: "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."

North Yorkshire police are assisting the investigation, he added.

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Shane Gilmer and his girlfriend were found seriously injured at their home

Police were called to Mr Gilmer's home at about 21:20 GMT on Friday following reports of a disturbance. He had suffered fatal injuries and died in hospital on Saturday.

Ch Supt Judi Heaton confirmed a crossbow had been recovered at the scene of the attack.

"We are forensically examining that to establish if it is connected to the incident.

"It may well be," she added.

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Police cordoned off the village where the incident happened

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