Woman Named After Murder Enquiry Launched In Leeds

Thursday 14 February 2019

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Leeds have released the identity of the victim following formal identification today.

 

Sarah Henshaw, aged 40, was found dead at her flat in the Redcourt apartments building, in Athlone Grove, Armley, after police were called to the property at 9.42am on Tuesday, February 11.

 

A man has been arrested on suspicion of her murder and remains in hospital receiving treatment for injuries received in a fall from a footbridge over the A64 near to Quarry House, in Leeds, shortly after 10am that morning.

 

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Swift, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “This is clearly a very difficult time for Sarah’s family and we are doing everything we can to support them and keep them fully updated on the investigation.

 

“The man arrested on suspicion of her murder remains in a stable condition in hospital with injuries that are serious but are not believed to be life threatening. He is under police guard and it is likely that he will need to remain in hospital for some time yet.

 

“We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances and would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything in the area of the Redcourt apartments in Athlone Grove, Armley, at any point over the time leading up to when Sarah was found on Tuesday morning.

 

“We are also still keen to hear from anyone who specifically saw the man falling from the footbridge over the A64 near Quarry House or who saw him on the bridge prior to that. We have already spoken to a number of people who saw him injured in the carriageway.”

 

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Pettywood.

 

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Tuesday 12 February 2019

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a flat in Leeds this morning.

At 9.42am today following a call of concern, police attended an address in Athlone Grove, Armley and found the body of a woman inside the property.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff.

The family have been informed and are being supported by police family liaison officers.

At 10:14am, police were separately contacted by the ambulance service who were attending an incident where a man had fallen from a footbridge over the A64 near to Quarry House, Leeds.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and a scene and road closures was put in place.

He has since been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the woman’s death at Athlone Grove.  He is continuing to receive treatment in hospital and remains under police guard.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in Athlone Grove in the time leading up to when the woman was found, or who saw the man on the footbridge prior to the fall, is asked to contact the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Pettywood.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

 

Area
News type