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Warning issued as search goes on for dangerous York man

Michael-BennisonPolice hunting for Michael Bennison, wanted for attempted murder, have issued an urgent warning to the public.

Bennison, 28, is considered to be extremely dangerous and members of the public should not approach him.

He is suspected of stabbing his 27-year-old girlfriend at an address on Healey Grove, in the Huntington area of York, at around 1pm on Friday 14 December 2012.

Bennison is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, short brown hair, blue eyes with a strong build. Facially, he has a wide nose and a noticeable mole on both cheeks.

Although his whereabouts are unknown, it is thought that Bennison is still in the York area.

The victim currently remains in York District Hospital in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Shaun Page, of North Yorkshire Police, said:

Michael, if you see or hear this appeal I cannot urge you strongly enough to hand yourself in to the police as we need to speak to you as a matter of urgency. You are only making matters worse for yourself by not speaking to the police.

Anyone who knows where Bennison is, or may be shielding him, must contact the police immediately. You are not helping him and may even be committing offences yourself.

If any members of the public see Bennison they should not approach him, rather they must call 999 immediately.

Anyone who can help to locate Bennison should contact North Yorkshire Police on 999 immediately.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120210314.


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