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Garforth stabbing: Leslie Cunningham sought by police

Leslie Cunningham
Image caption Police warned the public that Leslie Cunningham is considered dangerous

Detectives investigating a knife attack on a woman and her daughter in Leeds have named a man they want to question.

The two women, aged 55 and 25, suffered serious injuries during the incident in Bar Lane, Garforth on Tuesday morning.

West Yorkshire Police want to speak 40-year-old Leslie Cunningham in connection with what they described as "an extremely violent incident".

A force spokesman said Mr Cunningham is considered dangerous and warned members of the public not to approach him.

He is described as white, 6ft 2ins tall, athletically built with a horizontal scar under his right eye.

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

Image caption Several areas within Garforth have been sealed off for forensic examination

A police spokesman said officers were called to Bar Lane just before 08:00 BST after reports of a "domestic stabbing".

They found two women suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The victims were taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where the 55-year-old was described as being in a serious but stable condition.

Her daughter's injuries were said to be serious but not life-threatening.

Det Ch Insp 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."

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

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