Monday 22 January 2018

Man quizzed over bodies in house

Police at the scene in Kirkby Avenue, Garforth, Leeds, where the bodies of a woman and child were discovered last night. Photo: PA
Police at the scene in Kirkby Avenue, Garforth, Leeds, where the bodies of a woman and child were discovered last night. Photo: PA

Detectives investigating the killings of a woman and young girl who were discovered dead inside a house are questioning a man on suspicion of murder.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police found the bodies of the woman, aged 31, and the girl, aged eight, in a property on Kirkby Avenue, Garforth, Leeds, on Saturday.



Officers also found a four-year-old girl with minor injuries, a force spokesman said.



She was treated at Leeds General Infirmary and later discharged.



A 36-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and is being held in custody.



A force spokeswoman said: "Police were called around 4pm to reports of an assault near the Fairburnings Nature Reserve near Castleford.



"Officers attended and following initial inquiries a house search was subsequently conducted at an address in Kirkby Avenue in Garforth in Leeds and a 31-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl were found deceased in the property.



"A four-year-old girl was also found with minor injuries.



"She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and later discharged.



"A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder."

Press Association

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