Police swoop on 14 Sheffield homes in man hunt

Leslie Bowling
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POLICE officers hunting a man wanted after making a series of violent threats visited 14 properties in just 18 hours as they scoured Sheffield for him.

Officers yesterday issued an urgent appeal for the public’s help in locating Leslie Bowling, 44, from Woodhouse, and told people to dial 999 if they spot him.

They stressed he must not be approached “under any circumstances” by members of the public.

Mr Bowling has been missing since Saturday, February 12, and officers said they have not had contact with him.

The appeal for information on Tuesday night led to a number of calls from people who thought they may have seen him, but last night he was still missing.

South Yorkshire Police is also stressing that anyone assisting Mr Bowling to evade arrest could be prosecuted for perverting the course of justice.

Mr Bowling is white, 6ft 2ins tall and slim with short hair which is receding at the front.

A spokeswoman said: “Police are making enquiries as to the whereabouts of 44-year-old Leslie Bowling from the Woodhouse area of the city.

“Officers in Sheffield want to speak to Mr Bowling following allegations he has made serious threats of violence towards a number of people known to him.

“Members of the public are urged not to approach him under any circumstances but to report his whereabouts to the police immediately.”

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should dial 999 immediately and quote incident 1,063 of February 12.