1. ITV Report

Investigation into deaths of four men following police pursuit in Bradford complete

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation concerning the deaths of four men in Bradford following a West Yorkshire Police pursuit is complete.

The four men were declared dead at the scene Credit: ITV News

Murtza Chaudhry, aged 21, Arbaaz Hussain also aged 21, Zeeshan Khalid, aged 20 and Tayyab Siddique, aged 22 all died when their car hit a tree on Toller Lane in the early hours of 2 August 2018.

Before the crash, officers were concerned about the manner in which the car was being driven on Stony Lane.

A short pursuit began after they failed to stop for officers.

The IOPC say their report is now with West Yorkshire Police, awaiting the conclusion of any inquest proceedings before they can consider publishing their findings.

Firstly, our thoughts remain with everyone affected by this incident including the families, the emergency services and the wider community. I would particularly like to thank the men’s families and officers involved for their engagement throughout our investigation, which has enabled our investigative team to conclude their work as promptly as possible.

Our final report is now with West Yorkshire Police for their consideration, as is the proper procedure. The families of the young men who died have received regular updates from us throughout the investigation and we will discuss our report with them soon. The next step is to await the conclusion of any inquest proceedings before we can consider the publication of our findings.

– IOPC Regional Director Miranda Biddle