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Murder inquiry after woman's body found in Halifax

A woman's body was found at a house in Halifax on Sunday Credit: Bing

A murder inquiry has started after the body of a woman was found in Halifax. Police were called to a property on Oxford Lane at 3:15pm on Sunday afternoon after the 23 year old was found dead inside. Post-mortem tests will now be carried out to find out how the woman died.

Two men aged 27 and 26 were later arrested on suspicion of murder in Leeds

A post mortem will be conducted to determine a cause of death.

'Police have launched a murder enquiry following the discovery of a woman’s body in a house in Siddall. Officers have made two arrests in connection with the investigation and those men remain in custody for questioning. I am still very much appealing for anyone who may have information or have seen suspicious behaviour outside the address to come forwards."

– Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan


80 firefighters tackle Halifax town centre blaze

Southgate in Halifax at first light

Around 80 firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze in the centre of Halifax.

It broke out at Game in Southgate just after 2 am and has destroyed much of the building. At its height it involved 15 engines and three aerial appliances from across the West Yorkshire.

It is now under control but firefighters are still damping down.

Blaze broke out just after 2am Credit: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Initially West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service thought the building involved was called Gamesave UK Ltd however it was in fact Game retail unit in Southgate, Halifax.


Hannah Cockroft sets sights on 10th world title

Feeling confident: Hannah Cockroft Credit: PA

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft is going for the treble this evening in the World Para Athletics Championships.

The 24-year-old, from Halifax, is setting her sights on a 10th world title in the 400m - after winning gold in both the 100 and 800 metres.

Hannah has never lost a race at a major championship and that is unlikely to change at the London Stadium. Clearly motivated after winning the T34 800m on Monday night, she says she is feeling 'pretty confident' about the 400m which is her favourite event.

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