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Investigations continue at scene of fatal fire

Police are carrying out an investigation into the cause of a fatal fire which claimed the life of a four-year-old boy in Keighley this afternoon.

Scene of the fire
Scene of the fire Credit: Calendar news

The blaze broke out in the back bedroom of a house in Sunnyhill Grove. A 10-year-old boy who was also in the house is being treated in hospital tonight for 'serious injuries'.

Officers investigate
Officers investigate Credit: Calendar news

Boy, 4, dies in Keighley house fire

A four -year-old boy has died in a house fire in Keighley. A 10-year-old boy, who was also in the house, is being treated for serious injuries in hospital, although they are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police and firefighters were called to a house on Sunnyhill Grove at just after 2pm after smoke was seen coming from a back bedroom.

On attending police found two boys aged 10 and four had been brought out of the house. Both were taken to hospital with serious injuries from smoke inhalation where the four year old died.

The cause of the fire, which was confined to a back bedroom, remains under investigation.

Initial enquiries are underway with colleagues in the fire service to determine the cause of this fire and are at a very early stage. Clearly this has been a tragic incident in which a young child has lost his life and a full investigation will be carried out.>

– Senior Investigating Officer, Det Supt Simon Atkinson,



Police searching for missing Bradford four year-old

Police are appealing for help to find a four-year-old girl missing from Bradford.

Mehreen Abbas who is missing from Bradford Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Mehreen Abbas was last seen at St Columba's Catholic Primary School in Tong Street around 3.22pm this afternoon.

She is described as Asian, with olive skin, 3ft tall with short black hair tied back and was last seen wearing her school uniform of a royal blue jumper, light grey trousers and black shoes.

Claudia Lawrence suspect re-bailed

Chef Claudia Lawrence disappeared in 2009.
Chef Claudia Lawrence disappeared in 2009. Credit: North Yorkshire Police/PA Archive

North Yorkshire Police have re-bailed a man suspected of murdering missing chef Claudia Lawrence.

The 59-year-old, believed to be Michael Snelling, was arrested last month in connection with the disappearance of the chef who went missing in 2009.

Police said he was re-bailed pending further inquiries.


South east and Merseyside among high pollution areas

The south east, east Midlands,Yorkshire and Humberside, north west and Merseyside and the north east are still suffering from "high" air pollution levels, Defra has warned.

Red and pink represent areas experiencing 'high' pollution levels.
Red and pink represent areas experiencing 'high' pollution levels. Credit: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

A fresh air mass arriving later today is expected to push the pollution eastwards over the North Sea.

Read: High levels of pollution expected to clear

Find out if your area is still affected at the Defra website here


Drunken pilot jailed

A pilot with 25 years experience has been jailed for nine months after admitting to being drunk in charge of a flight that was about to take off from Leeds Bradford International airport.

54 year-old Irfan Faiz, was three times over the limit allowed for drinking and flying, unsteady on his feet and smelt of alcohol when he was arrested in September.

The Pakistan International Airlines flight was supposed to take off from Leeds Bradford to Pakistan, carrying nearly 200 passengers.

Yorkshire named third in list of top 10 world regions

Yorkshire has been named third in the list of top 10 world regions to visit in 2014, by the Lonely Planet travel guide.

It praises the area's "rugged moorlands, heritage homes and cosy pubs"

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn spent the day in Pateley Bridge to experiencing what the locals call "God's own country".

Read: Scotland and Yorkshire hailed as 2014 travel 'must sees'

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