Police name Leeds murder victim

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman who was found in woodland near Leeds have released her identity.

Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 1:34 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:28 pm
Sinead Wooding

The 26 year-old victim was Sinead Wooding who lived in the Potternewton area of the city.

Her body was discovered by a group of joggers out for a run at around 9am on Sunday at woods near to Alwoodley Crags car park in Stairfoot Lane, Alwoodley. 

Today Det Chief Insp Stuart Spencer, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "Sinead's family are completely devastated about her death and we have specially-trained family liaison officers supporting them at what is obviously an incredibly difficult time. 

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Police tape surrounds the scene of the murder investigation.

"Our investigation is progressing and we have now arrested five suspects who we are continuing to interview. The scene where Sinead's body was found remains under forensic examination and we are continuing to conduct extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding her murder. 

"We are still keen to hear from anyone witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of the Alwoodley Crags car park anytime between Friday night and  

over the weekend up until when she was found Sunday morning."

A 20-year-old man, from Leeds, was arrested last night and a 27-year-old woman, from Leeds, was arrested this morning - both on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody along with three other men, aged 26, 32 and 70, who were previously arrested on suspicion of murder. 

Police tape surrounds the scene of the murder investigation.