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Braford City stadium blaze surgeon honoured

Valley Parade fire, 1985

A plastic surgeon who treated dozens of people in the hours after the Valley Parade fire in 1985, has been at honoured at the Bradford City's homeground.

A university fellowship has been launched in Prof David Sharpe's name.

Shortly after the disaster, Prof Sharpe founded the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit at the University of Bradford, which helps burns victims by finding pioneering treatments through stem cell research.

It is nearly three decades since a fire swept through the ground, killing 56 people and injuring hundreds more.

Prof Sharpe had been working as a consultant plastic surgeon for just five months and was on call when the fire broke out.

The presentation ceremony, which also marks his retirement, was held at half-time on the pitch during Bradford's match against Crawley Town.