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Family pays tribute to Bradford man who died from head injuries

The family of man who died after being found with head injuries outside a pub in Bradford say their lives have been changed forever by the tragedy.

Peter Burns Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Peter Burns who was 54 and from the Girlington area of the city, died in hospital on Tuesday.

He was found outside the Queens Hotel in Thornton Road after police were called to a report of a fight in the car park shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday, 28 May.

Six men have been been spoke to by police after they launched a murder investigation.

Two men aged 22 and a 29 year old man remain in police custody. The rest have been released on bail.

"As a family, we are absolutely devastated and heartbroken at the loss of our dad and brother. He was a loving grandad to his beautiful grandchildren and was loved by so many.

"His loss is felt greatly by us all and our lives have been changed forever by this shocking tragedy.

"A night out with friends resulted in us losing somebody so special in our lives and we will never be the same again.

"As a family we plead for anyone with information to please come forward, so we can have justice for Peter."

– Peter Burns family statement


Police appeal over missing Bradford teen

Police are appealing for help to trace a teenager who has gone missing from Bradford.

Chloe Brannan Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Chloe Brannan who is 15-years-old was last seen in the Great Horton Road area of the city on Friday May 27 at 5pm and may have been in Saltaire yesterday evening.

She is described as white 5ft 5ins tall, very slim, and has below shoulder length dark brown hair, with the bottom of her hair dyed ginger/blonde.

She was last seen wearing a red sleeveless crop top, pale grey zip up jacket and Khaki green jacket over that.

Chloe is vulnerable and we have concerns for her welfare. Enquiries are ongoing to locate Chloe who often hangs around the Bradford city centre and Idle areas.

I would ask Chloe or anyone who has information about her whereabouts to contact Bradford District CID on 101 referencing log number 1236 of Friday May 27th."

– Det Insp Paula Bickerdyke, West Yorkshire Police


The day Richard Dunn took on the mighty Muhammad Ali

Hero's welcome back home for Richard Dunn after the Muhammad Ali fight Credit: PA

For anyone who can remember 40 years ago - that's 1976 - it was the year of a record heatwave, Brotherhood of Man won the Eurovision Song Contest with "Save Your Kisses for Me" and James Callaghan became Labour Prime Minister.

But this very day 40 years ago, May the 24th, Bradford boxer Richard Dunn took on Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight title - one of only four British boxers ever to take on 'The Greatest" - in Munich.

He may have lost the bout but his place in boxing history was assured. He'll be joining us on Calendar later but let's have a bit of a wallow in 1976 nostalgia.

More details expected about Bradford City takeover

More details will be released today about the takeover at Bradford City.

Bradford City joint chairman Mark Lawn will step aside. Credit: Press Association

The club announced on Sunday that two German investors had completed a 100% takeover of the League One outfit on Sunday.

The deal means current joint-chairmen Mark Lawn and Julian Rhodes will both step aside from their roles.

The Bantams finished 5th in League One last season but lost their playoff semi-final to Millwall over two legs.

Bradford City to be taken over by German consortium

Bradford City have announced that the club will be taken over by German investors. The deal will formally be completed on Tuesday.

Credit: Press Association

The Bantams who finished 5th in League One lost their playoff semi-final to Millwall 4-2 (aggregate) over two legs.

The takeover is expected to see current owners Mark Lawn and Julian Rhodes step aside.

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