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Pregnant mother died from multiple stab wounds, inquest hears

The inquest into the death of a young pregnant mother who was stabbed in Bradford has heard she died from multiple stab wounds.

Nadia Khan, 24, was six to seven months pregnant when her body was found at her home in Bradford on Sunday last week.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus, from West Yorkshire Police, told the short hearing how ambulance crews made their "best efforts" to save her but failed.

He said: "The ambulance services attended and shortly after called police. Nadia Khan was found with stab injuries in the kitchen of the property. Despite the best efforts of the ambulance service unfortunately life was pronounced extinct at 5.46pm, and murder inquiry was issued."

Nadia's husband Tariq Khan was arrested in another area of Bradford in the early hours of Monday morning and was later charged with murder and child destruction.

DCI McManus added: "She was six to seven months pregnant at the time. We've looked into that and uncovered GP records and the unborn baby was examined to triage that. We believe that the unborn baby was about seven months old."

The hearing has been suspended until the outcome of the crown court proceedings against Khan. He is scheduled to appear at court in July.

Family and friends of the victim will gather for her funeral in Bradford later today. Mourners will meet at Masjid Bilal mosque in Manningham from 1.30pm. A burial service will take place afterwards in Lidget Green.

Last week a candlelit vigil was held in Bradford's Centenary Square for the mother-to-be from Manningham.

West Yorkshire Police to meet Keith Vaz over missing Bradford family

Keith Vaz will speak to West Yorkshire Police about a family from Bradford who are believed to have fled to Syria.

Keith Vaz will speak to West Yorkshire Police about the missing Dawood family Credit: Press Association

In his role as Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Mr Vaz will ask the force about suggestions they were complicit in the Dawood sisters becoming radicalised - a claim which the force rejects.

Following a meeting with the husbands of two of the sisters, Mr Vaz said the UK needs to "sharpen up our act" when it comes to contacting Turkish authorities.


Keith Vaz: 'I will put concerns to police and counter terrorism command'

Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, is to meet the family of missing Bradford sisters later today after receiving a letter from them claiming police were 'complicit in the grooming and radicalising' of the women.

Mr Vaz said he will put their concerns to the police and counter terrorism command and hoped the family could be 'reassured' that everything possible is being done to bring their wives and children back to this country.

He added in the end the issue is 'stopping people going' in the first place.

Husbands of missing sisters to meet Keith Vaz

The husbands of two of the three sisters from Bradford who are believed to have travelled to Syria with their nine children to link up with the terror group Isis are to meet Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

The Bradford family of 12 are feared to have travelled to Syria Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It comes after their lawyers wrote to the MP claiming police were 'complicit in the grooming and radicalising' of the women.


Police charge two teenagers over Facebook video

Police have charged two teenagers on suspicion of assault and robbery following a video which was shared on social media sites yesterday.

Officers in Bradford were made aware of a video recording which had been posted on Facebook showing a violent attack on a young boy.

Enquires lead to the identification of the 12-year-old victim and three 13-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of assault.

Two have been charged and were released on bail to appear at Bradford Youth Court at a future date.

The third boy was released on bail pending further enquiries.

Thankfully a member of the public has reported the Facebook video posting of the assault which occurred in early May 2015. It was not reported to the Police at the time. We don't believe the attack to be racially motived. The Police in Bradford will not tolerate incidents of this type and we will respond quickly and professionally.”

– Det Chief Insp Terry Long, Bradford Police

Prime Minister warns against 'quiet condoning' of extremism

The Prime Minister has warned of the dangers of what he calls the "quiet condoning" of extremist ideology in Britain. It comes at the end of a week when a teenager from Dewsbury became the UK's youngest suicide bomber and three sisters from Bradford took their nine children to war torn Syria. David Cameron says Muslim families and communities should be doing more to stop people leaving the country to join terror groups like Islamic State. But one Muslim leader in our region has described his comments as unhelpful. Chris Kiddey reports.

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