THE victim of a suspected murder in an East Yorkshire hamlet has been named as a police investigation to find the person responsible continues.

Humberside Police said 30-year-old Shane Gilmer had been killed in an incident in Southburn, near Driffield, on Friday night. 

"We are supporting Mr Gilmer's family during this difficult and sad time," said Detective Chief Inspector Stewart Miller.

The news came as a police helicopter and dog units were deployed in the continuing hunt for Anthony Lawrence, who officers need to speak to urgently in connection with Mr Gilmer's death.

Humberside Police were looking yesterday for a dark blue Vauxuall Meriva, which he was believed to have been driving, but said later they believed they had now located the vehicle.

They thanked everyone who had called in with information about the vehicle following the earlier appeal.

They continued to appeal for anyone who believed they had seen Mr Lawrence to call police immediately on 999.

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

They said officers were called at 9.20pm on Friday night following reports that a man and woman had been seriously injured in a disturbance at a property.

Both were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment where, sadly, the man died yesterday morning, while the woman remained in a stable condition.

Mr Lawrence is described as white, 55-years-old, around 5ft 10in tall, with short dark hair and large build.

CI Parsons appealed directly to Mr Lawrence earlier yesterday, saying: “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.”