THE doorman being hunted in connection with the murder of a traffic policeman in Leeds has been spotted in Brighouse.
And it has also been revealed that Nathan Wayne Coleman could have worked at clubs around Kirklees.
US-born Coleman, 37, was granted a temporary permit from Kirklees Council's licensing department to work as a doorman in the late 1990s.
But the licence lapsed in January 1999 after Coleman failed to take part in a training course.
The man heading the hunt for the killer of PC Ian Broadhurst, the former head of Huddersfield CID Det Supt Chris Gregg, said there had been two sightings of Coleman over the past few days.
And he said he was confident they were accurate.
He told reporters a taxi driver had picked up a man - believed to be Coleman - in the Oakwood area of Leeds at 7.45pm on Boxing Day and took him to Bradford, dropping him off at Bank Street in the city centre where he got into a black and white taxi. He was wearing a beige coat with a hood and carrying a rucksack.
Ammunition and bullet-making equipment was later found by police at a lock-up in Leeds.
If connected to Coleman, it could mean he is carrying a substantial amount of ammunition.
Police referred to Pc Broadhurst's killer as a "highly dangerous man".
Det Supt Gregg added: "We believe Mr Coleman was in Bradford city centre on Saturday afternoon and in Brighouse town centre yesterday afternoon. Mr Coleman may still be in West Yorkshire. He may be staying in bed-and-breakfast accommodation."
Police yesterday named Coleman as a murder suspect after raiding his flat in Oakwood, Leeds. His home was just yards away from where the gunman's getaway car, a green Rover 600, was found abandoned after the brutal shooting of 34-year-old Pc Broadhurst, a married man of Cookridge, Leeds, on Boxing Day.
The shooting took place after police stopped the driver of a stolen BMW near some shops in Dib Lane, Oakwood.
Pc Broadhurst's fellow traffic officer Pc Neil Roper 45, of Wakefield, was shot twice and is now recovering in hospital.
Another policeman, Pc James Banks, had a miraculous escape when a bullet ricocheted off his baton.
Coleman worked as a doorman at a handful of clubs in Leeds for West Yorkshire Security.
He was granted the temporary permit to work as a doorman in Kirklees after police checks gave him the all-clear.
He had no criminal record in Britain. The FBI has confirmed he appeared to have no record in the US.
Officers are trying to piece together as much information as possible about Coleman - with help from the his ex-wife Denise Horsley, who lives in Selby.
Det Supt Gregg said he had had a "good response"' to yesterday's appeal with the incident room receiving 300 calls, many of which detailed possible sightings of Coleman.
When asked why the sightings in Bradford and Brighouse stood out, he said he could not give any details but added: "We are satisfied that these sightings are him. We are confident he has been here in West Yorkshire very recently."
Det Supt Gregg confirmed Coleman was married in Cumbria in 1997, but had been living alone for the last four years after his divorce.
He said Coleman's ex-wife had said he had some interest in survival skills and martial arts.