Concerns for Leeds woman missing with offender

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A woman who has gone missing from Leeds is thought to be with a violent prisoner who disappeared after being released on licence.

Police say they urgently want to trace Elizabeth Cooper, 41, who has been missing from her home in Farnley since earlier this week.

She is believed to be in Blackpool with her ex-partner Andrew Thomas, who is wanted by police in Cheshire on recall to prison for breaching his parole licence conditions.

He has not been seen since he was released early from prison, where he had been serving a sentence for assault.

Acting Det Insp Marc Bowes, of Leeds District CID, said: “We are very concerned for Elizabeth’s welfare, as are her family, and we urgently need to trace her to ensure she is safe. We believe she is willingly with Mr Thomas who is wanted by police in Cheshire for recall to prison.

“We think they may be staying in bed and breakfast accommodation in the main seafront area. I would appeal to anyone who has seen them or who has any information that could assist in tracing them to contact us immediately.”

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