Three persons including one woman arrested in Asghar murder in Bradford


BRADFORD: Police have confirmed the identity of a man who was found deceased in a former bank in Batley. The body of Asghar Badshah, who was 39 and from Bradford, was found when police forced entry into the Commercial Street building on Sunday. His family have been informed.

According to Asian Image report; Detective Chief Inspector Heather Whoriskey, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Enquiries are continuing into the death of Mr Badshah, who was reported missing on 4 December.

Mr Badshah’s family have also released a statement: “We as a family are deeply shocked and devastated by the loss of our dear brother Asghar Badshah. We pray for justice for Asghar and appeal to the public for any assistance they can provide to the police in this investigation.”

Two men aged 27 and 30, as well as a 41-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. But both men have been released under investigation and the woman is on bail pending further enquiries.

Menwhile, according to Telegraph and Argus report, Police have refused to comment on national newspaper reports that a Bradford man’s body was found in the wall cavity of a former bank. Asghar Badshah, 39, was found dead inside the long-disused Yorkshire Bank building in Batley.

A number of national newspapers have reported that his body was found in a wall cavity. When asked about this, West Yorkshire Police declined to comment.  A police spokesman said a post mortem has now been carried out but “there is no further update to give on the investigation at this time”.