They were scared but things escalated.” DCI Stewart Miller said: "We can confirm that at around 6pm this evening officers discovered the body of a man believed to be 55 year old Anthony Lawrence, in a vehicle in a rural location in North Yorkshire.
"Mr Lawrence was wanted in relation to the murder of Shane Gilmer and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend Laura Sugden on Friday 12 January.
One of those killed in the first attack was Julian Cadman, a British-Australian seven-year-old.
He was initially thought missing by some members of his family, who appealed for information about his whereabouts – but on Sunday was confirmed as one of those killed in the atrocity.
It brings to an end the search for a cell that police believe was planning a series of attacks, including potentially a large truck bomb.