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Bradford Shaken: Woman stabbed in City Center sparks murder probe

West Yorkshire Police has launched a murder investigation following the stabbing of a woman in Bradford city centre on Saturday, 6 April

Police were called to Westgate at the junction with Drewton Road at 3:21pm to reports that a woman had been stabbed by a man who then fled the scene. She was taken to hospital and subsequently died of her injuries.

She is yet to be formally identified but is understood to be a 27-year-old woman. Her family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry 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 enquiries ongoing to locate and arrest the man responsible, who is understood to be known to the victim.

“We know 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 enquiries.”

If anyone witnessed this incident or has any relevant dashcam footage, they are urged to contact police via Live Chat online or by calling 101, quoting log 1072 of 6 April.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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