Leeds murder - one man charged and police trying to trace two other men

Police in Leeds are trying to trace Marcus Clarke (above) and Kieran Hunt (below)
Police in Leeds are trying to trace Marcus Clarke (above) and Kieran Hunt (below)
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A man is set to appear in court this morning charged with the murder of a man in Leeds - and police have released images of two other men they want to speak to.

Damien Dhers, aged 34, of Hessle Road, Leeds, has been charged with the murder of Marlon Small who was pronounced dead at hospital after being stabbed in Merrion Street at 1.26am on Saturday, November 1. He is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

Police in Leeds are trying to trace Kieran Hunt

Police in Leeds are trying to trace Kieran Hunt

He is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday).

Detectives investigating the murder have also released details of two men they urgently want to trace.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police Protective Services Crime are keen to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of Marcus Clarke, aged 21, from Chapeltown, and Kieran Hunt, aged 27, who is from the same area.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Dunkerley said: “These two men have been identified as being of significant interest to the investigation and we urgently need to trace them. Anyone who sees either man should not approach them but should contact the police immediately on 999.

“I would again like to remind people that there can be very serious consequences for anyone involved in assisting an offender in a murder investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Protective Services Crime via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.