Detectives launch appeal to trace two people wanted in connection with stabbing

Detectives have launched an appeal to trace two people wanted in connection with a stabbing in Leeds.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 10:03 am
Updated Thursday, 17th June 2021, 10:04 am

Darren Winstanley, 50, from Seacroft, is wanted on suspicion of wounding with intent in relation to an incident at about 7.30pm on Sunday which resulted in a 52-year-old man being found in an alleyway off Hebden Green, Whinmoor, with multiple stab wounds, including serious injuries to his neck.

He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted wounding in relation to the incident.

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“This was a very violent attack involving a knife and the injuries caused could easily have had more serious consequences, so it’s vital we progress the investigation and trace those involved as quickly as possible.”
“This was a very violent attack involving a knife and the injuries caused could easily have had more serious consequences, so it’s vital we progress the investigation and trace those involved as quickly as possible.”

Enquiries showed he had been chased by two men following an altercation shortly before near to the Old Red Lion pub, in York Road.

Detectives have also released a CCTV image of one of the suspects that they want to identify.

Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds District CID, said: “We have been carrying out extensive enquiries to trace Darren Winstanley as a suspect for this incident but we have so far been unable to locate him.

"He is described as having tattoos on both arms and is from the Seacroft area, but has links throughout the city of Leeds

“This was a very violent attack involving a knife and the injuries caused could easily have had more serious consequences, so it’s vital we progress the investigation and trace those involved as quickly as possible.”

“We would like to hear from anyone who has seen him or who has any information that could assist in finding him.

“I would remind people that anyone who may be helping him to avoid arrest will be liable to arrest themselves for assisting an offender.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who recognises the suspect shown in the images we have released.

“This was a very violent attack involving a knife and the injuries caused could easily have had more serious consequences, so it’s vital we progress the investigation and trace those involved as quickly as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210295206 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.