Police have warned the public not to approach a man wanted in connection with the death of a woman following a domestic incident.
Cleveland Police named their suspect as Graham Gibson, who are seeking following the discovery of a body at an address in Cherwell Terrace, Bramble's Farm, Middlesbrough, at 1am.
The scene was heavily guarded by police this morning and a white forensics tent had been set up in the front yard of the brick-built terrace house.
A force spokeswoman said: "The man police are trying to trace in connection with the incident is believed to be white, in his 40s, around 6ft 2in tall and of proportionate build.
"He has short, dark brown hair and was last seen wearing a chequered shirt, dark jeans and black trainers.
"Police believe this has been a targeted, domestic-related incident. However, they are appealing for anyone who has seen this man or knows of his whereabouts, not to approach him directly but to get in touch with Cleveland Police via 999."
One woman in a nearby property, who declined to be named, said: "All I saw were lots of blue lights and this morning they said someone had been murdered - a lass, I think.
"It's a good estate - you don't expect this."
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