Identities now released in Garforth murder enquiry

18 January 2012

The identities of the two people found dead at a property in Kirkby Avenue, Garforth, on Saturday, have now been formally confirmed as Sarah Laycock, aged 31, and her eight-year-old daughter Abigail Miller.

Police were called at around 4pm on 14 Jan 12 to reports of an assault at the Fairburn Ings nature reserve near Castleford.

Officers attended and following initial enquiries, a house search was subsequently conducted at an address on Kirkby Avenue in Garforth, Leeds.

Abigail LaycockAbigail Laycock 


A 31 year old woman and an 8 year old girl were found deceased at the property.

A 4 year old girl was also located with minor injuries and transported to Leeds General Infirmary. She was later discharged.

Statement from Sarah Laycock’s parents Brenda and Chris:

We are absolutely devastated. We would like to thank everyone who has sent messages, cards and flowers. We are grateful to the police, especially the family liaison officers for all their support. We ask that our privacy is respected.

Sarah LaycockSarah Laycock 

 The 36-year-old man arrested on suspicion of their murder is continuing to receive hospital treatment.

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