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Picture of Shipley murder victim released

Louisa Denby

A picture of Louisa Denby - murdered in Shipley - has been released.

The 84-year-old was found at a house on Prospect Mount just before midnight yesterday.

She was found after a nine-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after being stabbed in a skate park in the same town.

Five people were arrested in connection with both incidents - all remain in custody except a 24-year-old man who has been released without charge.

The nine-year-old boy stabbed in the Carnegie Skate Park remains in a stable condition in hospital.


Woman's body found in Shipley during investigation of attempted murder of 9-year-old boy

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of an 84-year-old woman was found at a house in Shipley. The same man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a 9-year-old boy at Carnegie Skate Park yesterday afternoon.

Police were investigating the stabbing of the 9-year-old boy when they found the body of 84-year-old Louisa Denby in the bedroom of her home on Prospect Mount in Shipley. She had suffered numerous stab wounds. Another 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder.

Three other local men aged 18,24 and 29 are in police custody after being arrested in connection with the stabbing of the 9-year-old boy. The injured boy remains in a stable condition in Leeds General Infirmary where he's expected to undergo surgery this morning.


Nine-year-old boy stabbed at skate park

A nine-year-old boy is in hospital after being stabbed at a skate park in West Yorkshire.

It happened at around 4:40pm this afternoon at the Carnegie Stake Park in Shipley.

The boy was injured on his chest and arm. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance, where his condition is described as stable.

The suspect is described as white, in his twenties, wearing a cap and glasses. He is also believed to have a walking stick.

The attack is being treated as a critical incident and numerous police resources are at the scene.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 11.

Woman goes missing from home in Shipley

Dawn Thompson

A woman has gone missing from her home in Shipley, Bradford.

Dawn Thompson, 36, left her house in Windhill, Shipley at about 1pm on Monday 22 April and has not been seen since.

She is about 5ft 6 ins tall, of slim build and has long dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue tracksuit bottoms, cream sleeveless jumper and black pumps and was believed to be carrying a yellow JD sports bag.

Police are concerned for her welfare and would ask her to contact the Police or walk into a Police Station.

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