Where is Anthony Lawrence - Police hunt continues

Friends said father-of-three Shane Gilmer had taken his pregnant partner to a house in the village of Southburn near Driffield East Yorkshire

Friends said father-of-three Shane Gilmer had taken his pregnant partner to a house in the village of Southburn near Driffield East Yorkshire

We are able to confirm that the victim killed in the incident was 30-year-old Shane Gilmer.

Officers want to speak to Anthony Lawrence in connection with a suspected murder in Southburn, Driffield, East Yorkshire.

Mr Gilmer, a dad-of-three, died in Hull Royal Infirmary on Saturday morning, while the woman is believed to have suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Police thanked the public for help in tracing Mr Lawrence's blue Vauxhall Meriva following an appeal. "We continue to appeal for any sightings of him or any information".

Police had received reports at around 9.20pm on Friday that a couple had been seriously injured in a disturbance at their home.

"At this point it is believed that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider public". The woman remains in hospital in a stable condition.

"I've never known a quieter village for something like this to happen in", said Chris King, 25, adding the village had been placed in lockdown.

'The police helicopter has been going around all day'.

East Riding councillor for the Southburn area, Coun Felicity Temple said: "It is a awful shame and I am very sorry it has happened".

'My deep heart-felt sympathies go out to the family of those involved'.

The force has issued an appeal to find the suspect, 55-year-old Anthony Lawrence, and officers have found his vehicle abandoned.

Mr Lawrence is described as white, 55-years-old, around 5ft 10in tall, balding, with close cropped dark hair and large build, and from the Southburn area.

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'.

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