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London absconder could be in Bradford

Police in London, are appealing for information to trace a man who absconded while on escorted leave from a mental health unit and they believe he may now be in Bradford.

Amardeep Sahota.

Amardeep Sahota, 40 was last seen on Thursday, 12 May at the Broadway on Uxbridge Road, Ealing, but police believe he could now be in Bradford.

He has been receiving treatment at the mental health unit after being detained under sections 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act and can be violent.

He is described as an Asian male with a stocky build, 5ft 9ins and is bald.

He was last seen wearing a white shirt with a blue jumper, blue jeans and black shoes.

He has none of the medication he requires with him.


Police concerned for health of missing Bradford woman

West Yorkshire Police is appealing for information on the whereabouts of a Bradford woman who is believed to be in the Blackpool area.

Police say they are concerned that Claire's health may have deteriorated significantly Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Claire Betts is thought to have travelled to the area with her three children, aged 13, 10 and six.

The 30-year-old suffers from a serious medical condition and it is believed she has not had her medication recently. Police say they are concerned that her health may have deteriorated significantly.

Claire is described as white, about 5ft 2ins tall, of medium build. She has shoulder length blonde/ginger hair, blue eyes and wears glasses.


Bradford Primary School evacuated due to fire

A primary school in Bradford has been evacuated following a fire which started this afternoon.

Firefighters are currently damping down at St Cuthberts and the First Martyrs Catholic Primary School in Fairfield Street.

Seven fire engines attended the blaze from stations including Odsal, Rawdon and Shipley.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue continue to investigate the cause.

Body found at Apperley Bridge

Police called to Dobson Lock in Apperley Bridge this morning say they have recovered the body of a man from the canal.

The man was believed to be in his fifties and there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Officers say the family of missing Bradford man Derrick Fisher have been informed and a file has been prepared for the Coroner.

Hundreds gather for Bradford City fire memorial service

Hundreds of people have gathered in Bradford for a memorial service to mark the 31st anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster.

Credit: Jon Hill / ITV News

Fifty-six fans died and hundreds were injured at Valley Parade in 1985.

Hundreds of people remembered those who lost their lives today, and there was applause when the families of those who perished laid wreaths as part of the memorial service.

Credit: Jon Hill / ITV News
Credit: Jon Hill / ITV News

Bradford City were playing Lincoln City in their last home match of the season in 1985 when the fire ripped through the ground killing 54 Bradford City fans, two Lincoln City fans and injuring many more.

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