Police Still On The Hunt For Alleged Crossbow Killer

Police Still On The Hunt For Alleged Crossbow Killer

Police have launched a manhunt to find an alleged "crossbow killer" after a man died following an attack on Friday night.

Detective Chief Inspector Stewart Miller said: "We are able to confirm that the victim killed in the incident was 30-year-old Shane Gilmer".

According to reports, a crossbow was used in the attack and police have cordoned off the rural village and have been searching local woods with sniffer dogs and helicopter teams.

He died on Saturday in Hull Royal Infirmary.

"I've never known a quieter village for something like this to happen in", said Chris King, 25, adding the village had been placed in lockdown.

Humberside Police have named the victim as Shane Gilmer, 30, from Southburn, a village near Driffield, following the Friday evening attack. The woman remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Humberside Police say extensive searches are underway to locate Anthony Lawrence, who officers need to speak to urgently in connection with the death of a man after an incident in Southburn, Driffield.

Police thanked the public for help in tracing Mr Lawrence's blue Vauxhall Meriva following an appeal. The police helicopter has also been deployed.

Mr Lawrence is described as white, 55-years-old, around 5ft 10in tall, balding, with close cropped dark hair and large build, and from the Southburn area.

POLICE say they have found a auto believed to belong to a man wanted over a suspected murder.

"Absolutely do not approach him - while we do not believe he is a threat to the wider public, we don't know how he would respond if he was approached".

Humberside police have appealed for information to find Anthony Lawrence, 56, following the attack.

"Avoiding speaking to us could only make matters worse for you in the long run".

Chief Inspector Andy Parsons said: "We are still appealing for anyone who believes they have seen Mr Lawrence to call us immediately on 999".