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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

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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

Woman's body found in Keighley

Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found this afternoon in Keighley.

Officers were called by the ambulance service to Vernon Court, Keighley at about 3.55pm after a member of the public found the body of a woman in bushes at the rear of properties there.

Emergency services are on scene and initial enquiries are under way to investigate the death and determine whether or not there are any suspicious circumstances.

Death due to hair dye allergy was 'accidental'

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death on a Keighley woman who died after suffering an extreme allergic reaction to hair dye.

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death on a Keighley woman who died after suffering an extreme allergic reaction to hair dye.

Thirty-eight-year old estate agent Julie McCabe, a mother of two, fell into a coma and died a year later.

Coroner Geoff Fell, sitting in Skipton ,called on the cosmetics industry to do more to encourage the reporting of adverse reactions to hair dye.

L'Oreal, the manufacturer of the dye Julie used, said they would support increased efforts to raise awareness of allergies relating to hair dye:

Our thoughts are with Julie McCabe’s family. We welcome the coroner's recommendations and will work with the CTPA and rest of industry to look at ways to improve gathering of information.

We fully support his decision to send a report to BIS highlighting his, and the industry’s, concerns about black henna tattoos. We will support increased industry efforts to build awareness of the allergy risk black henna tattoos can cause.

Sadly, this tragic accident highlights how important it is to follow safety instructions. We strongly recommend consumers read and follow safety and usage instructions clearly printed on our packs and notices. As stated on our pack, it is extremely important to do an allergy alert test at least 48 hours before use, each time the hair is coloured. If you have ever experienced any reaction after colouring your hair or any reaction after temporary tattooing with black henna you should not proceed.

If you would like advice on colouring your hair safely, visit becoloursafe.com or contact our consumer care team on 0800 0304 031.

– L'Oreal statement

Coroner: Julie McCabe was 'aware of long standing allergy' before fatal hair dye reaction

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Woman "must have known" about hair dye allergy, inquest hears

An inquest has heard how a woman who died after suffering an apparent reaction to hair dye had a history of allergy to dyes.

Julie McCabe from Keighley made repeated visits to doctors for treatment. Credit: ITV

Julie McCabe from Keighley made repeated visits to doctors for treatment. From the hearing in Skipton, Chris Kiddey reports.

Inquest hears Julia McCabe had history of allergic reactions to hair dye

Man missing after visiting Keighley Library

David Weighman, 57, was with his partner at Keighley Library last Wednesday morning, when he left saying he was going for a walk. Mr Weighman walked off in the direction of Skipton Road and has not returned home since.

Police say he is around 6ft tall, slim, with short, light brown hair and stubble. He wears glasses and has a tattoo of a black panther on his upper left arm. When last seen he was wearing black trousers, a blue fleece with white stripes, a blue raincoat, black and white trainers and a black and blue baseball cap and was carrying a yellow carrier bag.

Mr Weighman has links to the Bradford area as well as Morecambe.

David Weighman who went missing in Keighley Credit: West Yorkshire Police

"This is out of character for Mr Weighman and his family and police are concerned for his welfare and want to ensure he is safe and well. We would urge Mr Weighman or anyone who has seen him to make contact with police on 101."

– Detective Inspector Paula Bickerdike Bradford District

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.

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