Police appeal to trace man following Garforth double stabbing

2 August 2011

Police investigating a double stabbing in Garforth this morning have named Leslie Cunningham as the man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

40-year-old Leslie Cunningham is from Leeds and is known to both victims.

He is described as a white male, 6ft 2″ tall, athletic build, and has a half an inch horizontal scar under his right eye.

He has distinctive large tattoos on both forearms featuring a dragon, fish and panther on his left arm and a dragon skull on his right.

It is not known if Cunningham has access to a vehicle but he is considered dangerous and members of the public are warned not to approach him and to contact police immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police via: 0845 60 60 606.

Detective Chief Inspector Dean Henson, from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “This was an extremely violent incident and we urgently need to speak to Leslie Cunningham, who is also commonly known as Jevons or Leslie Jevons.

“I would ask members of the public to take a look at his picture and description and contact us at the first opportunity if they recognise him or have any information of his movements in the Garforth or Leeds area.”

Officers were called to Bar Lane, Garforth just after 8am this morning (2/8) to reports of a stabbing.

On arrival police found two women both suffering from multiple stab wounds. The 55 and 25-year-old were both taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

A number of areas within Garforth have been sealed off for forensic examination.

The 25-year-old’s injuries are serious but not life threatening.

The 55-year-old female is described as being in a serious but stable condition in hospital.


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