A MAN murdered his sister with a "shocking level of violence" outside a family member's home.

Roger Harriott, 56, of no fixed abode was jailed for a minimum of 23 years at Leeds Crown Court (LCC) today after admitting the murder of Sandra Harriott in May last year.

Sandra died aged 56 on Ripon Avenue, in Huddersfield during the early morning of May 26, 2023. 

Harriott was staying at a hotel in Bradford and made his way to the road that day.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roger Harriott, 56, of no fixed abodeRoger Harriott, 56, of no fixed abode (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

The court heard that Harriott waited for Sandra to leave a house before driving onto the street and pulling up in front of her at 6.43am.

He then attacked her with a long knife before making off in his vehicle.  

Sandra was given emergency medical treatment at the scene but died in hospital shortly after.

Harriott contacted police not long after the attack and surrendered himself into custody.  

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ripon Avenue, in HuddersfieldRipon Avenue, in Huddersfield (Image: Google Street View)

Detective Superintendent Alan Weekes, who led the investigation, said: “This was a dreadful offence, in which a woman going about her everyday business was attacked and murdered in the street in broad daylight.  

“Harriott used a shocking level of violence in this pre-meditated attack and inflicted injuries on Sandra which gave her no chance of survival.  

“She was a much loved and highly respected woman and her murder is a tragedy for those who knew her.    

“Our thoughts are with them as they continue to come to terms with what has taken place."