Hebden Green stabbing: Police launch urgent search for man wanted in connection with Whinmoor attack

Police are searching for a man who is wanted in connection with a stabbing in Leeds.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 6:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th June 2021, 6:34 pm

Darren Winstanley, aged 50, from Seacroft, is wanted on suspicion of wounding with intent in relation to an incident in Whinmoor on Sunday.

A 52-year-old man was found in an alleyway off Hebden Green with multiple stab wounds, including serious injuries to his neck.

He remains in hospital in a stable condition and has been arrested on suspicion of attempted wounding in relation to the incident.

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Have you seen 52-year-old Darren Winstanley from Seacroft? (Photo: WYP)
Have you seen 52-year-old Darren Winstanley from Seacroft? (Photo: WYP)

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

They have issued a fresh appeal to find Winstantley, but say they have located a second man who was the subject of a previous police appeal.

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

“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.

“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.

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