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Coma teacher's family to appeal acquittal

The family of Keighley teacher Adam Pickles who left in a coma following a brutal assault in Thailand have appealed against the decision to acquit his alleged attacker.

Adam Pickles

Pickles was attacked in Thailand almost three years ago while teaching in the country.

He's now recovering and his family say he's making slow but hopeful progress.

Boris battles for votes in our region as election build-up gathers pace

With just months to go until the general election, political parties have hit the ground running with their campaigns for your vote.

Today it was the turn of the Conservatives who sent none other than Boris Johnson on a whistle-stop tour of Yorkshire.

He was visiting marginal seats which the Tories are hoping to hold on to or win back, as election fever gathers pace.

Adam Fowler went to meet him, and his report does contain flash photography from the start.


Man in court over Keighley murder

A Keighley man is due to appear before magistrates today after being charged last night with murder and attempted murder.

Grzegorz Dzierzak, 34, from Chapel Lane, Keighley will appear at Bradford Magistrates Court charged with the murder of Edgaras Masliuskas, 23, in Keighley.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of another 23-year-old man. The charges follow an incident in the early hours of Sunday October 26 in Chapel Street in which both victims received stab wounds.

The 23-year-old man remains in hospital where his condition is serious but improving.

Police continue to hold man over Keighley stabbing

Police are continuing to question a 34-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Keighley over the weekend.

Officers were called to Chapel Lane at just before 4am yesterday, following a report of a disturbance where two men had been seriously injured.

One of the men, aged 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. A postmortem has since revealed he died from stab wounds. The second man, also aged 23, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Forensic officers searching Keighley in murder investigation

Forensic teams have cordoned off a section of Chapel Lane in Keighley where they are working on a murder investigation. Officers are searching for clues after two men were found with stab wounds in the early hours, one of whom later died.

White forensic tent in Keighley Credit: ITV News Calendar
Chapel Lane, cordoned off, in Keighley Credit: ITV News Calendar
Police in Keighley Credit: ITV News Calendar

Police searching for evidence of fighting or altercation over Keighley murder

Police, who have started a murder investigation in Keighley, say they want to hear from anyone who saw any fighting or any signs of an altercation there in the early hours of the morning. Two men were found with stab wounds shortly before 4am. One has died.

Location of body find in Keighley Credit: ITV News Calendar


Murder investigation after body found in Keighley

A murder investigation has been started after the body of a man was found on a street in Keighley. Police were called to Chapel Lane just before 4am following reports that two men had been seriously injured during a disturbance.

When officers arrived they found two men with serious stab wounds. One, believed to be a 23 year old Eastern European, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another, also believed to be 23, was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and is in a critical but stable condition.

A 34 year old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and is being held in custody for questioning.

"I am appealing to anyone who saw fighting or suspicious behaviour in the Chapel Lane area of Keighley between 3am and 4am or who has any information about this incident to contact Bradford District CID."

– Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, West Yorkshire Police

Police appeal after teenager hit by car in Keighley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was in collision with a car in Keighley.

It happened around 2.10pm on Saturday when a silver Audi A5 was travelling along Bradford Road and hit the girl at traffic lights by Sainsbury's petrol station.

The girl suffered a serious leg injury and was taken to hospital. The 29-year-old driver was uninjured.

PC Cheryl Moore, from West Yorkshire Police said: "We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or the movement of the Audi immediately prior to it."

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