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Pair held over shooting released

Neville Corby
Mr Corby was a father of two

A man and woman arrested on suspicion of helping a man wanted over a double shooting have been released on bail.

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

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

The man and woman were questioned on suspicion of assisting an offender and bailed while inquiries continue.

The 32-year-old man and 33-year-old woman were arrested on Tuesday.

'Brutal killing'

West Yorkshire Police say Mr Wright, who is also known as Les, should not be approached.

He was convicted of murder in 1973 and served 26 years in jail before being released on licence in 1999.

Ernest Wright
Mr Wright is thought to be driving a black Mitsubishi Shogun vehicle

Det Supt Chris Thompson, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a brutal, merciless, execution style killing, all the more shocking as it occurred in a residential street at the time children were going to school.

"I would again appeal to anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact the police as a matter of urgency."

More than 120 officers are working around the clock on the inquiry, Mr Thompson said.

Detectives want to hear about the movement of a blue Vauxhall Astra, stolen from the man who survived the shooting, which was later abandoned a mile away.

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

Police believe he may still be in the Bradford area, but have not ruled out the possibility that he is elsewhere in West Yorkshire.



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