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Wanted man is convicted murderer

Ernest Wright
Ernest Wright was convicted in 1973 of murder and served 26 years

A man wanted by police over a double shooting in Bradford is a convicted killer, it has emerged.

Ernest Wright, 67, has been on the run since 44-year-old Neville Corby, a father-of-two, was found dead at a house in Ashbourne Road on Monday.

Mr Corby's 31-year-old partner, who was shot in the chest, is in a stable condition in hospital.

Police warned people not to approach Wright, who was convicted of murder in 1973 and served 26 years in jail.

He was released on licence in 1999.

Police said trained officers were supporting Mr Corby's son, daughter and mother.

'Domestic incidents'

Meanwhile, a man and woman were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Wright is thought to be driving a black Mitsubishi Shogun vehicle with the registration number J264 RJC.

Det Supt Chris Thompson, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "An extensive investigation is under way into the incident.

"We are continuing to appeal to members of the public who may have any information as to the whereabouts of Ernest Wright to contact us as soon as possible.

"It is vital that we speak with him at the earliest opportunity and I would stress that members of the public should not under any circumstances approach him, but contact us on 999."

Police said the shooting had followed a serious of "domestic incidents" at the house over the weekend.



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