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Public warned after women stabbed

Members of the public have been warned not to approach a man police are looking for in connection with an attack on two women who suffered multiple stab injuries.

Officers sealed off part of the small town of Garforth, near Leeds, after the mother and daughter, aged 55 and 25 years old, were seriously injured.

Neighbours said they saw the women come out of a semi-detached house covered in blood before one dropped to the ground.

Police named Leslie Cunningham, 40, as the man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

The West Yorkshire force said Cunningham is from Leeds and is known to both victims. He is described as white, 6ft 2in tall, of athletic build, and has a half-inch horizontal scar under his right eye.

He also has distinctive large tattoos on both forearms featuring a dragon, fish and panther on his left arm and a dragon skull on his right.

A spokesman said: "It is not known if Cunningham has access to a vehicle but he is considered dangerous and members of the public are warned not to approach him and to contact police immediately."

Detective Chief Inspector Dean Henson, from West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "This was an extremely violent incident and we urgently need to speak to Leslie Cunningham, who is also commonly known as Jevons or Leslie Jevons."

Officers were called to Bar Lane, Garforth, following reports of a "domestic stabbing". The women were both taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Police said the 25-year-old's injuries are serious but not life threatening. The 55-year-old female is described as being in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

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