Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man in Bradford.

Emergency services were called at 23:58 on Thursday 22 April to reports of an ongoing fight on Duckworth Lane.

A large group of males were at the scene and a number of cars were damaged during the incident

A 19-year-old male, attended Bradford Royal Infirmary just after midnight (23 April) shortly after the disorder and had a single stab wound.

He died a short time later in hospital.

The victim has been named by the Facebook page Janaza Announcement as Mujahid Hussain of Undercliffe, Bradford.

Large police cordons are in place whilst officers examine the scene and continue with their enquiries.

Two males aged 17 and 20 have been arrested for violent disorder and enquiries are continuing.

A police cordon will remain in place for most of today as officers remain at the scene.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the disorder at Duckworth Lane and in particular, if anyone has any dashcam footage.

Bradford District Commander, Chief Superintendent Daniel Greenwood, said: “The local community is understandably concerned and very distressed by this incident, especially as it is happened during the Holy month of Ramadan.

“We recognise the concern this incident will have caused and we will be working with our partners and the affected communities to provide reassurance.

“We would urge anyone with any information to come forward to us to assist with the ongoing investigation.”

In a video statement Bradford West MP, Naz Shah said: “In the early hours of this morning a 19-year-old-young man was stabbed and murdered on Duckworth Lane in Bradford. As mother of two young sons, I can only imagine the pain and the shock the parents of this young man will be in at this moment in time.

“There is nothing we can do to bring back their son, but what we can do and we must do, is everything to ensure the perpetrators of this shameful, senseless and lawless murder do not get away with it.

“I have seen some footage being shared across social media networks that shows young men smashing up cars and baseball bats. Ultimately there has been a disorder and somebody has died. For me and many others across this city who are observing the holy month of Ramadan recognise this as a month of mercy, reflection and compassion. A month of giving charity, sharing kindness with families and supporting all those around us.

“What took place last night was against the very foundations and tenants of faith and this holy month. For the many others who may not be observing this holy month, but have faced over a year of difficulties of the Covid-19 pandemic, many who have lost jobs as well as loved ones the scenes of last night will also be equally shocking and horrifying.

“After over a year of a pandemic, no one in this city wants to see such senseless and lawlessness on the streets of Bradford. That’s why we must do all we can to make sure these individuals do not get away with it.

“We cannot allow the actions of a few mindless individuals who have spiralled out of control to tarnish our city”

The Bradford West MP went on to appeal to communities to share any dashcam footage, any sort of recording, or any information with the police.

If you have any information, dashcam footage or CCTV, please contact the police via 101 quoting log number 14 of 23 April. Information can also be given via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also send information or any footage directly to the investigation team anonymously using their Major Incident Public Portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/13XM020121B26-PO1