York Leeman Road murder investigation latest

Detectives investigating a murder and an attempted murder in York have reassured residents that there is no threat to their safety.

It occurred at a property on Phoenix Boulevard, off Leeman Road, at around 8pm on Sunday 20 October 2013.

Officers and paramedics located a woman at the address who was declared dead at the scene. We are not in a position to release her details as formal identification has yet to take place, but we can confirm she is aged 32 and from the local area.

A second local woman, aged 23, suffered serious injuries. She was taken by ambulance to York District Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at an address at Popes Head Court, in the Peter Lane area, at 2.20am today in connection with the investigation. He remains in police custody for questioning.

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