Murder probe after woman stabbed in Bradford city centre

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was fatally stabbed in Bradford city centre.

Police were called to Westgate at the junction with Drewton Road at 3.21pm on Saturday after reports of a woman being stabbed by a man who then fled.

The woman was taken to hospital where she later died, West Yorkshire Police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police’s homicide and major inquiry team, said: “This is a shocking incident that has happened in broad daylight in a busy area of Bradford and been witnessed by a number of people.

“A young woman has lost her life in the most awful circumstances, and we have extensive inquiries ongoing to locate and arrest the man responsible.

“We understand that this incident will understandably cause concern in the local community, and I would like to reassure the wider public that we are working tirelessly to investigate this horrendous crime and bring the person responsible to justice.

“To help us with this we are urging anyone who was in the area who may have dashcam footage or seen or heard something, however small it may seem, to please come forward.

“A scene remains in place which includes some road closures and I thank the public for their patience while we conduct our inquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any relevant dashcam footage is urged to contact police by Live Chat online or by calling 101, quoting log 1072 of April 6.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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