Search for missing Aamir Qudeer

Police are stepping up their search for missing Aamir 'Eric' Qudeer as they grow increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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Kimberley Walsh: "Only natural to get involved and help celebrate the county I love"

Bradford singer Kimberley Walsh has been reacting to the news that she is to feature in a special song to mark Yorkshire's Grand Départ in July.

"The Grand Départ coming to Yorkshire for the first time ever is an historic moment and whether you love cycling or not, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To work with Alistair on the official anthem for the Grand Départ is exciting – it’s an emotional, rousing track that people can sing along to."

– Kimberley Walsh


Ex-chair of the Co-op bank, Paul Flowers, charged with possessing illegal drugs

The former chairman of the Co-op bank and clergyman Paul Flowers has been charged with possessing illegal drugs.

Reverand Flowers, a methodist minister from Bradford, called the media vultures as he arrived at a police station in Leeds to find out the decision of prosecutors. He'll now appear in court next month accused of possessing drugs including cocaine and crystal meth. Jon Hill reports.

Dog attack victim fears for career

A father of two from Bradford who fears he may not be able to work again after being savagely mauled by a dog.

Jamie Farrell, who's a self employed joiner, was working outside when a Japanese akita, which was being walked by a young child, broke free and went for him.

The dog has since been seized - but Jamie now fears that nobody may be prosecuted over what happened. Here's Kate Walby

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Bradford man recovering after dog attack

A man from Bradford says he might not be able to work again after being attacked by a dog.

Jamie recovering with his son
Jamie recovering with his son

Jamie Farrell was collecting tools from his van when he was mauled by a Japanese Akita which was being walked by a child.

His injuries were so severe that he thinks he might not be able to return to work as a self-employed joiner.

Jamie's bone was visible after being bitten
Jamie's bone was visible after being bitten

Because the attack happened on private land, no one has been arrested.


Body found believed to be that of Bradford student Aamir Qudeer

Police have said that a man whose body was found in Liverpool is believed to be that of a missing person from West Yorkshire.

Aamir Qudeer, aged 21, of Leeds, was last seen in Liverpool on 26 February, after he had been reported missing from Bradford.

Emergency services recovered the body from the River Mersey, after it was seen by a member of the public by Grassendale Promenade at about 9am on Sunday.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned while enquiries continue into his disappearance.

Paul Flowers bailed on drugs charges

West Yorkshire Police say they have bailed Paul Flowers after charging him with possession of class A and C drugs.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police Credit: Press Association

Mr Flowers was arrested by officers from West Yorkshire Police in the Liverpool area last year.

The Methodist minister stepped down as the bank's chairman in June, amid claims of illegal drug use and inappropriate expenses payments.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Paul Flowers, 63, of Hollingwood Drive, Bradford, has been charged with two offences of possession of a class A drug and one offence of possession of a class C drug.

"He has been bailed to appear before Leeds magistrates on May 7."


CPS: Flowers charges 'in the public interest'

The Crown Prosecution Service says it has "carefully considered a file of evidence" gathered by police following newspaper allegations against former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers.

Clare Stevens, from CPS Yorkshire and Humberside’s Complex Casework Unit, said she believed "there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Paul Flowers with possession of Class A and Class C drugs relating to an incident on 9 November 2013".

Mr Flowers has been charged with possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and ketamine, the CPS said.

Read: Former Co-op Bank chair faces drug charges

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