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Massive fire at mill near Bradford

A large fire has broken out at a mill in Thornton near Bradford.

More than fifty firefighters are at the scene.

The B6145 Thornton Road is closed in both directions due to the blaze at the building between Spring Head Road and Kipping Lane.

Smoke can be seen from miles around.

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Masked men in gun and axe raid on Bradford shop

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A shop worker suffered minor injuries when three masked men armed with a gun and an axe raided his store in Bradford.

The trio, who were wearing balaclavas but are thought to be Asian, walked into the convenience store on Barkerend Road shortly after 9.30pm last night and demanded cash but left empty handed.

They escaped in a silver Peugeot car which was later found abandoned and on fire on Heap Lane.

The shop worker had to be treated at Bradford Royal Infirmary following the incident.

This was understandably a frightening experience for the staff member involved. We treat any use of a weapon extremely seriously and it is vital that we identify and bring to justice those involved. 

We would urge anyone who was in the Barkerend Road or Heap Lane areas who saw any part of this incident to please call Bradford District CID via 101.

– Detective Sergeant Beverley Garnett, Bradford District CID

Man from Bradford admits murder of Glasgow shopkeeper

A man has admitted murdering Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah.

Mr Shah, 40, who ran a convenience store in the city's Shawlands area, died following an attack by 32-year-old Tanveer Ahmed on March 24.

Ahmed, from Bradford in West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty at the High Court in Glasgow to murdering the respected businessman, who was described by his family as a "brilliant" man.

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