Man hunt following suspected Driffield murder

Emergency Services were called to the East Riding hamlet of Southburn at 9.20pm last night (Friday, January 12) following reports a man and woman had been seriously injured in a disturbance at a property.

Both were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment where, sadly, the man died this morning. The man’s family is being supported by specialist officers.

The woman’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Police teams – including dog units – are continuing to work to urgently trace Mr Lawrence and establish the circumstances of last night’s events.

Appealing directly to Mr Lawrence, Chief Inspector Andy Parsons said: “Anthony, it’s vital that we speak to you about this incident as soon as possible and I would urge you to go straight to your nearest police station so that we can do this.

“Avoiding speaking to us could only make matters worse for you in the long run.”

Chief Insp Parsons added: “At this point it is believed that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider public.

“However, if you believe you have seen Anthony Lawrence or have any information about his whereabouts, please don’t approach him yourself. Call us on 999.”

He is described as white, in his late 40s, around 5ft 10in tall, balding, with close cropped dark hair and large build.

He is believed to be driving a dark blue Vauxuall Meriva, with blacked out rear windows and a poppy on the front grill. The registration number is FE07 SVP.

If you believe you have seen Mr Lawrence or this vehicle, please do not approach him yourself. Call 999 immediately.

If you believe you have seen Mr Lawrence, please do not approach him. Call the Police immediately on 999.

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