Posted: Sun 7th Apr 2024

UPDATE: Bradford murder inquiry: Police seek man with Chester links

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales


Campaign Advert

Update: A man , 25 has now been arrested on suspicion of murder, West Yorkshire Police confirmed on Tuesday morning. He was detained in the Aylesbury area.

Earlier report: West Yorkshire Police have issued an appeal for assistance in locating Habibur Masum, a 25-year-old man from Oldham who has links to the Chester area.

Masum is wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman in the Westgate area of Bradford city centre, an incident that took place yesterday afternoon, Saturday, 6 April. Police have said that the victim and suspect were acquainted.

Masum is described as an Asian man, of slim build. He is pictured on CCTV wearing a duffle coat with three large horizontal lines of grey, white and black, light blue or grey tracksuit bottoms with a small black emblem on the left pocket and maroon trainers.

A witness also reported seeing him wearing a grey hoody with the hood up.

Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Enquiry Team, said: “We have had significant resources following up a number of lines of enquiry to locate Habibur Masum but at this time his whereabouts are unknown.

“A knife was recovered from the scene of the murder, but we cannot say if Habibur Masum is armed, and I would urge anyone who does see him not to approach him but to call 999 immediately.

“If anyone has any information about his movements or whereabouts since 3:20pm on Saturday please contact police as a matter of urgency.

“We understand that the murder of a young woman in such shocking circumstances has caused considerable concern in the local community. Residents can expect to continue to see a significant police presence in Bradford as we make further enquiries and conduct reassurance patrols in the area.”

Any current sightings of Habibur Masum should be reported to West Yorkshire Police via 999.

Any other information that could assist the investigation should be reported via Live Chat online or by calling 101, quoting log 1071 of 6 April.

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: [email protected]
Latest News

  • Flintshire Council issues nearly 100 fines to parents over their child’s absence from school
  • Jade’s Law passes ahead of Parliament’s dissolution ahead of general election
  • Welsh Ambulance Service risk not being able to fully respond to terror attack due to handover delays

  • More...

    Flintshire Council issues nearly 100 fines to parents over their child’s absence from school

    News

    Jade’s Law passes ahead of Parliament’s dissolution ahead of general election

    News

    Welsh Ambulance Service risk not being able to fully respond to terror attack due to handover delays

    News

    Health chiefs apologise for long A&E waits in North Wales

    News

    Police arrest two youths on suspicion of drug offences in Flint

    News

    Ofgem confirms 7% Energy Price Cap drop from July to September

    News

    Deeside food giant pledge to donate one million meal to Fareshare

    News

    Plans for Flintshire log cabins rejected over countryside impact

    News

    Calls to abandon tourism tax defeated in Senedd debate

    News