Police are still searching for a man wanted in connection with a fatal crossbow attack in Yorkshire.

Following a date on Friday night, 30-year-old Shane Gilmer and his pregnant partner were attacked at their home by a man who is believed to have entered through the cellar.

Witness Chris King told the Metro that a man used 'a crossbow and other weapons to attack the couple'.

"The lady had blood pouring down her face," added King. "It was terrifying. The police helicopter has been going around all day."

Following the attack, Mr Gilmer - pictured below - later died at Hull Royal Infirmary on Saturday. The woman remains in a stable condition.

Police are looking for 55-year-old Anthony Lawrence in connection with the suspected murder in Southburn, Driffield, East Yorkshire.

His car - a navy blue Vauxhall Meriva - has been found, but there is still no sign of Lawrence himself. Police teams using dogs are searching the area and local woods for him. The police helicopter has also been deployed.

Mr Lawrence is described as being white and 5ft 10in tall with short dark hair and of large build.

Chief Inspector Andy Parsons, who is leading the search and investigation issued a statement that said: "We are still appealing for anyone who believes they have seen Mr Lawrence to call us immediately.

Officers are still searching for Anthony Lawrence in relation to the shooting (Credit: Humberside Police)
Officers are still searching for Anthony Lawrence in relation to the shooting (Credit: Humberside Police)

"While we still believe this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider public, please do not approach him yourself.

"At this point it is believed that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider public."

He continued by addressing Mr Lawrence directly: "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."

Anybody who catches sight of Mr Lawrence is being urged to call 999.

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