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York man Michael Bennison wanted in connection with attempted murder

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Michael Bennison

York police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man.

Michael Bennison, aged 28, is wanted on suspicion of committing a number of offences, including possession of drugs with intent to supply and assault.

Police believe that Bennison is still in the York area and have been making extensive enquiries in an effort to locate him.

Officers are now asking the public to help them with their search and are appealing to anyone who knows where Bennison is to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Shaun Page, of North Yorkshire Police, said:

“Michael Bennison is wanted for a number of offences committed in York and has been evading police for a couple of weeks now.

“I am appealing to the public to keep their eyes peeled and let us know if they see him.

“If you do see him, don’t approach him but call the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help officers to locate Michael Bennison, should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Urgent police appeal: York man Michael Bennison wanted in connection with attempted murder

Detectives searching for York man Michael Bennison believe he is avoiding arrest after attempting to murder his girlfriend.

The 28-year-old, currently of no fixed abode, is suspected of stabbing the 27-year-old woman with a bladed item at an address in the Boroughbridge Road area of the city at about 1pm on Friday 14 December 2012.

The woman was admitted to York District Hospital where she is receiving treatment for multiple wounds including a punctured lung. Her condition is described as “poorly”.

Extensive police enquiries have been ongoing to locate and arrest Bennison as the seriousness of his alleged actions emerged.

Officers believe Bennison is still in the York area and are continuing to ask the public to report any sighting of him to the police immediately.

However, people are urged not to approach him.

Bennison is described as white, aged 28, 5ft 10in tall, short brown hair, blue eyes with a strong build. Facially, he has a wide nose and a noticeable mole on both cheeks.

A photograph of him has been circulated to local and national media, as well as to police forces across country.

Detective Inspector Shaun Page, of North Yorkshire Police, said:

“Michael Bennison is wanted for the attempted murder of his girlfriend who is currently in a poorly condition at hospital after suffering several wounds to her chest area.  

“We are still establishing the full circumstances surrounding the incident that occurred  on Friday afternoon. However, from our enquiries so far, it is clear that Michael Bennison is evading the police and is refusing to assist the investigation.

“Michael, if you see or hear this appeal, I urge you to do the right thing and hand yourself in to the police immediately. You are only going to make it harder on yourself in the long run.”

DI Page added:

“If anyone has information that could assist the search for Michael Bennison, or someone may have spotted a man that matches his description, please contact the police without delay but do not approach him.”

If you can help, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

Always dial 999 if you feel threatened or in danger.

If you wish to remain anonymous, the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12120210314.

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UPDATE:

Warning issued as search goes on for dangerous York man

Police hunting for Michael Bennison, wanted for attempted murder, have issued an urgent warning to the public.

Bennison, 28, is considered to be extremely dangerous and members of the public should not approach him.

He is suspected of stabbing his 27-year-old girlfriend at an address on Healey Grove, in the Huntington area of York, at around 1pm on Friday 14 December 2012.

Bennison is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, short brown hair, blue eyes with a strong build. Facially, he has a wide nose and a noticeable mole on both cheeks.

Although his whereabouts are unknown, it is thought that Bennison is still in the York area.

The victim currently remains in York District Hospital in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Shaun Page, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Michael, if you see or hear this appeal I cannot urge you strongly enough to hand yourself in to the police as we need to speak to you as a matter of urgency. You are only making matters worse for yourself by not speaking to the police.

“Anyone who knows where Bennison is, or may be shielding him, must contact the police immediately. You are not helping him and ma even be committing offences yourself.”

Detective Inspector Page added:

“If any members of the public see Bennison they should not approach him, rather they must call 999 immediately.”  

Anyone who can help to locate Bennison should contact North Yorkshire Police on 999 immediately.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120210314.