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Pedestrian, 71, killed in Bradford crash

An investigation is underway after a pensioner died in a crash in Bradford.

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It happened on Idle Road where a 71-year-old pedestrian and a blue Peugeot Bipper van were in collision at the junction with Myers Lane. The injured pensioner was treated by paramedics at the scene but pronounced dead a short time later.

A 28-year-old man, from Bradford, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a collision.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the movements of the vehicle or the deceased man in the moments prior to it.


Bradford restaurant damaged by fire

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An investigation is under way after a fire at an Italian restaurant in Bradford.

Crews from four fire stations were called to the incident at Ital on Bolton Road at about 12.40am today.

They used four breathing apparatus sets, two hose reels and a large fan to deal with the fire.

A fire investigation officer is now looking into the cause.

James to play warm up gig in Sheffield

The rock band James, who topped the bill at last weekends ONRoundhay festival in Leeds have announced that they will play the city's O2 Academy.

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The group, lead by Bradford born singer Tim Booth will take to the stage on Friday 9th December for a warm up gig before their co-headlining show in Liverpool with The Charlatans.

Appeal to trace killer of man attacked in Bradford park

  • Detective chief inspector Ian Scott from West Yorkshire police provides an update on the investigation.

The family of a 21-year-old man who died after being critically injured in an assault in Bradford, have appealed for help in finding his killer.

Beyake Keita-Ann Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Beyake Keita-Ann had been playing football in Attock Park in Laisterdyke when he was attacked on 23 August. He died in hospital on Wednesday.

His family say he was a kind, gentle, loving son and brother.

A total of nine men aged between 17 and 46 have been arrested in connection with the inquiry. 

Six are currently on bail pending further enquiries. Three have been released without charge.

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