Crime Urban Echo News 

Man Sought In Connection With Rape Allegation

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Bradford are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Nicolae Fratutescu.  Mr Fratutescu, who is 47 and a Romanian national, is being sought by officers in connection with the alleged offence, which is said to have occurred in May 2016. He is described as being of slim build and around 5ft 7ins tall. He is also known to wear glasses. Detective Inspector Victoria Lawrance, of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, said: “We have made extensive enquiries to trace Mr Fratutescu and are…

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Arts & Entertainment Urban Echo News 

WOW – Women of the World Festival – Bradford is back!

WOW – Women of the World Festival is set to return to Bradford on the 18 – 19 November which celebrates and recognises the achievements of women and girls and takes a frank look at what stops them from achieving their potential. Full details of the festival programme will be announced next week. Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World Festival is supported by Spirit of 2012, and hosts WOWs across the globe, including in five cities across the UK, of which Bradford was the first northern city. From…

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Crime 

Police Warning Following Reports of Bogus Policemen in Dewsbury

Detectives in Kirklees have issued a warning against bogus callers after a woman was targeted by a criminal claiming to be a police officer. This follows three recent reports where a cold caller has pretended to be a police officer and has approached properties, and said he needs their jewellery or money as part of an ongoing investigation. In an incident on 4 September, a woman in her 20s was duped into handing over thousands of pounds worth of jewellery in Dewsbury Moor. She received a call from an unknown…

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Two schoolgirls reported missing in Bradford

Police are appealing for information to trace two schoolgirls reported missing in Bradford. Bradford District CID would like to speak to anyone who has seen or has information about Denisa Kotlorova (15) and Maria Tokorova (13) who are both from the Lidget Green area. The girls were reported missing on Monday morning (18/9)  after failing to attend school and extensive enquiries have been ongoing to find them since. Both girls are Slovakian and white European, with dark skin. Denisa is described as 5ft tall, slim with long black hair and…

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Crime Urban Echo News 

Murder Investigation Launched in Bradford

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder as part of an ongoing investigation in Bradford. Specialist teams including the Police Underwater Search Unit have been searching a number of locations in the Denholme area including, Doe Park Water Activities Park, as part of the inquiry. Detectives are now linking the murder investigation to reported missing person 29-year-old Tyron Charles from Denholme. Mr Charles was last seen on the afternoon of Wednesday September 6 and reported missing by his family. Officers have been proactively investigating Mr Charles’ disappearance…

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Crime 

E-fit Appeal: Attempted Burglary, Clayton

Detectives have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary in Clayton. The incident occurred at an address on The Avenue on Wednesday 6 September at around 9pm. A man was witnessed approaching the house and trying to open the back door of the property. The door was locked so he is believed to have left and fled in the direction of the roundabout at Bradford Road. The witness followed the male and confronted him, but he denied entering…

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Future Labour candidates suspended for backing rival candidate in Bradford West during General Election

Bradford West never fails to entertain me. In a turn of events, the Labour Party has expelled three of its members for supporting Independent candidate Salma Yaqoob ahead of Labour’s Naz Shah in this year’s General Election. But is this a surprise? Absolutely not! The three expelled members are former Bradford councillor Faisal Khan, Abad Hussain and Adil Hussain (also known as Adil Shaan). In documents leaked to the Telegraph & Argus, the three identical letters from Labour headquarters read: “It has been brought to our attention with supporting evidence…

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Arts & Entertainment Urban Echo News 

Spectacular mini festival to Illuminate Bradford

Bradford Council is to stage several world class acts as part of its Illuminate Bradford mini festival in October. The free event promises three days of spectacular outdoor evening entertainment including large scale multimedia performances, interactive light installations and colourful street theatre. Cutting edge 3D projection specialists, the Colour Project will tell the fascinating story of Bradford’s incredibly rich and fascinating history through a high tech light, movement and sound show. The Luminariun, which has been created specifically for Bradford, will be cleverly beamed into the front of Bradford City…

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Husband and Wife who Admitted Fraud Offences Ordered to Pay Back Almost £600,000

A husband and wife who admitted fraud and money laundering offences against the Leeds and York Partnership Trust and NHS England have been stripped of assets totalling almost £600,000. Neil Wood, 42, and Lisa Wood, 41, appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (Monday, 11 September) where a confiscation order was made for £598,720. The confiscated funds will all be returned to the NHS as compensation. To meet the order, the couple will have to sell a property in Meanwood worth £1/2million and pay in excess of £332,000 from frozen bank…

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News Politics Uncategorized Urban Echo News 

“We can’t let the Tories turn back the clock… The Great Repeal Bill is not about Brexit, it is about power”

The bill before parliament today is not solely about Brexit. The Labour Party respects the result of the referendum and that our relationship with Europe will fundamentally change. The vote tonight is not about whether we ‘remain’ or ‘leave’ but whether Members of Parliament or a tiny Tory elite have the final say. The Great Repeal Bill is nothing more than a cynical power grab by a Tory Government without an overall majority. This will give unchecked and almost unlimited power to a tiny group of Tory ministers. A concentration of…

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