Man held for murder after bodies of woman and girl, 8, found in Leeds house

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DETECTIVES investigating the killings of a woman and young girl who were discovered dead inside a house were today questioning a man on suspicion of murder.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police found the bodies of the woman, aged 31, and the girl, aged eight, in a property on Kirkby Avenue, Garforth, Leeds, yesterday.

Officers also found a four-year-old girl with minor injuries, a force spokesman said.

She was treated at Leeds General Infirmary and later discharged.

A 36-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and is being held in custody.

A force spokeswoman said: “Police were called around 4pm to reports of an assault near the Fairburnings Nature Reserve near Castleford.

“Officers attended and following initial inquiries a house search was subsequently conducted at an address in Kirkby Avenue in Garforth in Leeds and a 31-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl were found deceased in the property.

“A four-year-old girl was also found with minor injuries.

“She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and later discharged.

“A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.”

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