In a tragic incident unfolding in Harehills, Leeds, the lifeless body of 44-year-old Sam Varley has been discovered at a residence, leading to the arrest and subsequent murder charge of 54-year-old Warren Spence. The accused, with no fixed abode, is scheduled to appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on Saturday, 17 February.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team detectives are actively seeking information from the public regarding the movements of both Sam Varley and Warren Spence in the week leading up to the discovery of Varley’s body at Brownhill Terrace.

Detective Chief Inspector James Entwistle, the Senior Investigating Officer, emphasized the community’s crucial role in aiding the investigation: “This investigation has been treated as a priority, and we have been making extensive enquiries since the tragic discovery of Sam’s body, but we need the community to help us.”

He continued, “It is important that we understand the timeline of what has taken place, and we are urging anyone who can help us understand both Sam and Warren’s movements prior to her death to please come forward.”

Individuals with relevant information are encouraged to reach out through the Live Chat function on the West Yorkshire Police website or by calling 101, quoting Operation Pentaline, reference 13240080983. Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. The police are counting on community cooperation to shed light on the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.