Woman's Body Found in Woods in Leeds

Two people have been charged with murder.

The body of Sinead Wooding, aged 26, who lived in the Potternewton area, was found at about 9am on Sunday in woods near to Alwoodley Crags car park in Stairfoot Lane.

2 people have been charged with murder.

A 26-year-old man and 27-year-old woman are due in court later.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with assisting an offender.

A 25-year-old woman is still being held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Tuesday 16th May

A woman who was found dead in woods in Leeds has been named by police.

The body of Sinead Wooding, aged 26, who lived in the Potternewton area, was found at about 9am on Sunday in woods near to Alwoodley Crags car park in Stairfoot Lane.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Spencer, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "Sinead's family are completely devastated about her death and we have specially-trained family liaison officers supporting them at what is obviously an incredibly difficult time.

"The scene where Sinead's body was found remains under forensic examination and we are continuing to conduct extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding her murder.

"We are still keen to hear from anyone witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of the Alwoodley Crags car park anytime between Friday night and over the weekend up until when she was found Sunday morning."


Monday 15th May

A murder investigation has started in Leeds after the body of a 26 year-old woman was found in woods.

Police were called to Alwoodley Crags yesterday morning at 9am, after runners made the discovery.

Forensic investigations are taking place at the scene and a post mortem examination is expected to happen later today.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Spencer, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "Our enquiries are still at an early stage but we are treating the woman's death as murder and have specially trained officers supporting her family.

"We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of the woods anytime between Friday evening and 9am on Sunday morning."

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Panderwick or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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