Attempted murder suspect arrested after manhunt

First published in News Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by , Regional Chief Reporter

A MAN on the run for drugs offences was arrested on Sunday evening after his girlfriend was found stabbed.

Michael Bennison, 28, was arrested in the Huntington area of York at 7pm after a two-day manhunt.

Police earlier warned that the fugitive was “extremely dangerous” and the public were warned not to approach him.

Police had been looking for him in connection with drugs offences and assault but later announced he was wanted in connction with the attempted murder of his 27-year-old girlfriend.

The woman was stabbed at an address on Healey Grove, in the Huntington area of York, at around 1pm on Friday.

She is now receiving treatment for multiple wounds, including a punctured lung, at York Hospital where medics described her condition as poorly but stable.

Detective Inspector Shaun Page, from North Yorkshire Police, said: “I would like to convey my thanks to the media and the many members of the public who have contributed to the search and helped us to locate Bennison.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101, select option two and ask for the force control room. If wishing to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.

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