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15 charged with child sex offences

Bradford Police have today charged 14 men and a 16-year-old male from Keighley with offences of Rape and Sexual Activity with a Child under 16.

The allegations are historic in nature having occurred between 2011 and 2012 and relate to, in the main, one female victim who was aged under 16 at the time.

One of the allegations relates to a second victim was also under 16 at the time of the offence in 2009.

All those charged have been released on police bail and are due to appear at Bradford Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 30 June.

The 14 men are:

  • Sufyan Ziarab, 22, of Keighley. He is charged with two offences of rape.
  • Yasser Kabir, 24, of Keighley. He is charged with 4 offences of rape.
  • Bilal Ziarab, 20, of Bradford. He is charged with two offences of rape.
  • Tauqeer Hussain, 22, of Keighley. He is charged with 4 offences of rape.
  • Israr Ali, 19, of Keighley. He is charged with two offences of rape.
  • Rohail Iqbal, 21, of Keighley who is charged with one offence of rape.
  • Rohail Hussain, 18, of Keighley, who is charged with one offence of rape.
  • Nasir Khan, 23, of Keighley. He is charged with three offences of rape.

  • Saqib Younis, 28, of Keighley. He is charged with two offences of rape.

  • Hussain Sardar, 18, of Keighley. He is charged with 2 offences of rape.

  • Zain Ali, 20, of Keighley. He is charged with 2 offences of rape.

  • Faisal Khan, 26, of Keighley, who is charged with 2 offences of rape.

  • Khalid Raja Mahmood, 34, of Keighley. He is charged with five offences of rape.

  • Mohamed Akram, aged 62, of Keighley. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16.

Danny Jones: Funeral to be held for late Rugby League star

The funeral will take place today of Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones.

Almost £150,000 has been raised in Danny Jones' memory

The 29-year-old died of a rare heart condition after collapsing while playing for the Cougars in London in early May.

Almost £150,000 has been raised by the Rugby League Benevolent Fund for a trust fund for his baby twins since his death.

The Wales international's will be held at St Mary's Church in Halifax.

The wake will follow at Brighouse Rangers ARLFC in Halifax, which his widow, Lizzie, hopes will be a celebration of his life:

We want people to come in their rugby jerseys and wear bright colours to remember his wonderful fun personality.

– Lizzie Jones

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Yorkshire doctor describes moment of latest Nepal quake

A doctor from Keighley helping with the relief effort in Nepal has told ITV Calendar how he witnessed the latest earthquake.

Credit: Dr Aziz Hafiz

Dr Aziz Hafiz, who is Director of Disaster Relief at the charity Humanity First, left with a medical team for Nepal on Sunday. He said he was just returning from a visit with Nepal's Home Minister when the car he was travelling with started to "wobble and shake".

At first I thought we were swerving to avoid a dog, then I saw the whole road was moving, and buildings behind us collapsed.

– Dr Aziz Hafiz

He said there was no loss of life in the immediate area and he and his team were concentrating on making emergency shelters.

Yorkshire doctor tweets shock at latest Nepal quake

A doctor from Keighley who is in Nepal to help with the relief effort has tweeted of his shock at the latest earthquake.

Dr Aziz Hafiz Credit: Twitter

Dr Aziz Hafiz flew to the stricken country on Saturday with a medical team from the charity Humanity First, of which he is director.

The charity say they have not as yet been able to make contact with Mr Hafiz, but on a Twitter just two hours ago he spoke of the shock on peoples' faces, saying "May the Lord grant Nepal respite".

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Keighley woman's death 'tragic accident', say police

Police investigating the death of a woman in Keighley have confirmed they are not treating it as suspicious.

Her body was found in bushes at the rear of a house at Vernon Court in the town on Sunday at around 3.55pm.

A post mortem has been completed and has confirmed this death was not suspicious.

"This appears to have been a tragic accident and a file will now be passed to the Coroner for further investigation."

– Det Chief Inspector Steve Snow, West Yorkshire Police

Woman found dead in Keighley thought to be local

Detectives investigating the death of a woman from Keighley have said she is believed to be from the local area and around 60-years-old.

Her body was found in bushes at the rear of a house at Vernon Court in the town on Sunday at around 3.55pm.

We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this ladies death today and a post mortem will be conducted.

Forensic officers have been conducting enquiries at the scene and we have speaking with residents and neighbours in the area as we seek to build up a picture of what took place.

The death is currently been treated as unexplained pending further enquires to determine if there are any suspicious circumstances or not."

– Det Chief Insp Steve Snow, West Yorkshire Police
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