Two arrests after man's body found in Bradford

Shetland Close Bradford
Dozens of emergency workers were called to the scene.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man at a property in Bradford.

West Yorkshire Police said the man's body was found after officers were called to a report of a "serious ongoing incident" at Shetland Close shortly before 4pm on Tuesday.

Firefighters were also called to the scene. They put out a fire inside the property.

Detectives said "priority enquiries" were taking place to formally identify the man and trace his relatives.

A 52-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Det Ch Insp Matt Holdsworth, of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "My team are working to establish the circumstances that led to the man’s death.

"We have two people in custody and are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

"This has taken place in what is usually a quiet residential street. I understand that this incident has caused concern in the wider community and there is a lot of speculation about what has taken place and those involved. We need anyone with information to be passing that on to us."

He said house-to-house enquiries were being carried out, along with examination of CCTV.

The property backs on to a Goals sports complex, on King’s Road.

Det Ch Insp Holdsworth added: "We are also urging anyone who was using the pitches yesterday afternoon who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary to please report it."

Pictures from the scene showed dozens of police, including forensics officers, and firefighters carrying out investigations.Police said extra patrols would be carried out in the area following the incident.

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