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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."

Family call for review of arson death case

Damian's autism was so severe he would have been unable to shout for help when he saw the flames Credit: ITV News Calendar

The father of an autistic boy who died when a gang deliberately set fire to his house in Keighley says witnesses need to come forwarded. David Clough has called for police to review the case. No one has been convicted after 12-year-old Damian died in 2009.

Keighley Cougars relegated from Rugby League's Championship

Keighley have been relegated from the Kingstone Press Championship on a dramatic final day of the regular season.

Four clubs were battling to avoid becoming the fifth club to drop into Championship One in 2015 and it came down to the final minute at Cougar Park, where Keighley conceded a last-gasp try to go down 26-24 to Featherstone.

Meanwhile John Kear, the man who brought Wakefield back from the brink of relegation from Super League in 2006, repeated the feat for Batley as they gained a 34-10 win over Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium to preserve their status in the second tier of the professional game ahead of the re-structuring.

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