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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 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


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.


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
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