Sajid Saddique disappearance : Two arrested men released

Sajid Saddique Sajid Saddique has not been seen since February 2007

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Two men arrested in connection with the 2007 disappearance of a Bradford man have been released.

West Yorkshire Police are treating Sajid Saddique's disappearance as a murder.

A 45-year-old Halifax man, arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, has been released on bail.

A 62-year-old Bradford man, also arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, has been released without charge.

Mr Saddique, from Allerton, Bradford, has not been seen since the morning of 14 February 2007 when he attended a business meeting in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

The car dealer was described at the time of his disappearance as a "doting" father, and police said it would have been completely out of character for him to leave his wife and three young children.

Detectives said new evidence had come to light which suggested he had been murdered.

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    News on the hour 15:58: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

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    Motorcyclist airlifted after crash 15:40: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A motorcyclist's been airlifted to hospital after a crash at one of West Yorkshire's busiest traffic hotspots.

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    Gravestone secured by tape

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    Cas fans at The Jungle

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    News on the hour 09:59: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

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    Cable comments 'disgraceful' 09:45:

    Chris Kitchen, General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (pictured), says the Government seems intent on cutting miners at closure-threatened Kellingley Colliery adrift.

    Chris Kitchen at Kellingley

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    Fans pitch up early for Festival 09:35: Yorkshire Evening Post

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    Gravestones fail safety test 09:26: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Thousands of gravestones in West Yorkshire have failed safety tests and been deemed unstable as part of a national health and safety scheme.

    Secured headstones in graveyard

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    Weevils to battle weed's evils 09:15: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

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    Azolla water fern

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    On air now 09:05: Nick Ahad Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

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    News on the hour 08:57: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The Business Secretary is dismissing fresh proposals to secure the long-term future of Kellingley Colliery near Knottingley.

    UK Coal had suggested that £100m of state aid would keep the pit running until 2018, but Vince Cable says the proposals do not represent good value for money.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    Huby back in Tigers training 08:46: Jake Katborg Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

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    Lewis Dewar
     
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    Kellingley aid 'not good value' 08:25: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Business Secretary Vince Cable has dismissed the possibility of securing the long-term future of Kellingley Colliery near Knottingley as not being "good value for money".

    Kellingley Colliery entrance

    UK Coal had suggested at a meeting with the Government and miners' unions last week that £100m of state aid could keep the pit running until 2018.

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    Today, there'll be variable cloud with some bright or sunny spells but also scattered showers to start.

    Weather forecast

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    The top temperature will be about 16C (61F).

     
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    Road closed due to Festival 08:06:

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