Bradford girl death: Mother held on suspicion of murder

Police are not looking for anyone else over the death, as Dan Johnson reports.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her two-year-old daughter in Bradford.

The girl was found unconscious with her mother outside a house in Delamere Street on Tuesday morning and died later in hospital.

A post-mortem examination revealed the girl died from injuries consistent with being caused by a fall, West Yorkshire Police said.

The girl's mother is still critically ill in hospital.

Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

The front of the house in Delamere Street A single bouquet has been placed outside the house

Sher Khan, the Labour councillor for Little Horton, said he lived locally and thought the occupants of the house had moved in about a year ago.

"I can't recall anything like this, believe me people are shocked," he said.

Mr Khan, who represents the area on Bradford council, said it was a "nice place with close-knit families".

A neighbour of the injured woman said: "I'm shocked, I feel upset... I feel really disturbed.

"It is a quiet little street and this has come out of the blue."

Det Ch Insp Jon Morgan said police had been called by paramedics at about 09:15 GMT on Tuesday.

"The child, a two-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later," he said.

He urged witnesses or anyone with information to contact police.

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    17:55: Biscuit factory jobs at risk Danni Hewson Business Correspondent, BBC Yorkshire

    We've been told that about 80 jobs are at risk at Fox's biscuits in Batley.

    Workers at Fox's

    Fox's parent company, the 2 Sisters Food Group, has confirmed it has entered into a consultation period with staff. More than 900 people are currently employed by the company.

    In a statement, the firm says while some roles will be at risk of redundancy, it will be looking at all alternative options including redeployment.

    17:44: Coming up on BBC One Amy Garcia Presenter, BBC Look North

    Join me and Harry Gration at 18:30 for BBC Look North as we find out more about the latest revelations over Jimmy Savile's predatory offending at NHS hospitals which have emerged today.

    Also, on a much lighter note, it's not every day students are encouraged to pick up a spray can - but pupils at a Bradford school have been getting a rare insight into graffiti from a world-renowned artist.

    17:37: Police hunt men over threats Telegraph & Argus

    Police in Bradford are hunting three men who are accused of making threats to harm a man.

    17:31: Your views

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.

    17:25: A dry and chilly night Paul Hudson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will see one or two showers in the west at first, otherwise it'll be dry with clear periods. and a minimum temperature of about 0C (32F) with a slight frost and a risk of icy patches.

    Weather forecast

    Tomorrow will be dry and bright with long spells of sunshine, although cloud will increase later.

    The top temperature will be about 7C (45F).

    17:20: More seats for City's FA clash Telegraph & Argus

    Bradford City bosses are bringing redundant seating back into use in time for the FA Cup quarter final as part of their pledge to make sure all season ticket holders get to see the game.

    Bradford City fans
    17:10: Rutter as Lear is 'no-brainer' Halifax Courier

    Barrie Rutter is set to take the lead in a new production of King Lear by Halifax-based Northern Broadsides, and with three daughters, he says he relates to Lear's character more than ever.

    Barrie Rutter with Jonathan Miller
    16:59: News on the hour Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Investigators have found that more than 170 people were abused by late Leeds DJ and broadcaster Jimmy Savile at more than 40 NHS hospitals.

    Fifteen reports have been published which found that he abused both men and women. His youngest victim was five.

    Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

    16:50: WATCH: Hitting the club before the office Charlotte Leeming Presenter, BBC Look North

    Gym-shy people in Leeds are getting their daily exercise with an hour of clubbing before they start work.

    Record decks at Belgrave Music Hall

    Dance experience Morning Gloryville in Belgrave Music Hall in the city centre runs from 06:30 to 10:30.

    It follows the launch of the first Morning Gloryville club in Shoreditch, London.

    16:40: Who inspired you? BBC Radio Leeds

    We're putting the spotlight on West Yorkshire's teachers at BBC Radio Leeds this week as we ask for your nominations for our very own Thank You Teacher Awards.

    Ian McMillan

    We're looking for a wide range of teachers who've inspired you and made a difference to your life. All you need to do to nominate a teacher is call us on 0345 303 3333 for an application form.

    Poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan (pictured) is one of our judges. He says: "I'll read a lot of good stories, but I only have one chance - so send me something that startles me!"

    16:31: Savile groped Infirmary patient, 14

    BBC News Online reports that a teenage boy who was groped by Jimmy Savile at Leeds General Infirmary is one of six new victims who have come forward to investigators.

    The boy, who was 14 at the time, was approached by Savile whilst waiting for an X-ray in 1994.

    The new victims identified themselves following the publication of a report on Savile's activities at the infirmary was published in June. It said 60 people were abused by him at the hospital over 50 years.

    16:18: Heavy Headingley traffic warning

    Leeds Travel Info tweets: REMINDER: Tonight extra traffic expected in Headingley for Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants match which starts at 20:00.

    16:00: News on the hour Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds
    15:52: Grieving family slams hospital text Yorkshire Evening Post

    A distraught Leeds couple were sent a text message asking them to rate their son's experience in A&E two days after he died from a stroke aged just 42.

    John and Patricia Wood
    15:35: Savile abuse: How could this happen? Mark Easton Home editor

    "How could this be allowed to happen?" That was the understandable question asked by the Prime Minister David Cameron when presented with details of Jimmy Savile's abuse.

    Jimmy Savile

    The answers are many and various, today's investigation into the late Leeds DJ and broadcaster's activities at Stoke Mandeville concludes.

    It adds that "one of the most compelling is quite simply that the basic building blocks of legislation, policy and procedure designed to maintain both public safety and probity were bypassed".

    15:19: Delays on M62 after oil spill

    BBC Travel News reports a lane is closed on the M62 exit slip road eastbound at J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services), because of an oil spillage.

    Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

    14:58: News on the hour Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The massive scale of Jimmy Savile's sex crimes is being laid bare in a series of reports - including one saying concerns were raised about him at Leeds General Infirmary as far back as 1954.

    Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

    14:47: Appeal after double stabbing

    Two men suffered slash and puncture wounds after being stabbed in Batley in the early hours of yesterday morning.

    The men, aged 18 and 24, needed hospital treatment after the incident which took place on Grange Road between midnight and 01:30 on Wednesday. They've since been discharged.

    The suspects are believed to have known the victims and the stabbings are being treated as a targeted attack. Police are asking anyone with information to get in touch.

    14:28: Up to 80 jobs to go at Fox's Batley and Birstall News

    Dozens of jobs could be lost at one of the area's biggest employers, Fox's Biscuits in Batley, which is looking at making up to 80 of the 910 people it currently employs redundant.

    14:11: Sheeran in Brits victory

    Hebden Bridge-born Ed Sheeran scooped the main prize at last night's Brit Awards, winning the award for album of the year for his record X - which was the best-selling record of 2014 in the UK.

    Ed Sheeran

    "I was really worried abut this album," he said, accepting his trophy from actor Russell Crowe. "It took a long time to make."

    The star added it had been a "very, very good year for British music". Sheeran also won the award for best British male.

    13:57: News on the hour Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    The massive scale of Jimmy Savile's sex crimes is being laid bare in a series of reports - including one saying concerns were raised about him at Leeds General Infirmary as far back as 1954.

    The alert began because of Savile's visits to the morgue - with staff being told to stay away if they found him there.

    Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

    13:50: Wakefield agree Broncos link-up BBC Sport

    Wakefield Wildcats have signed a dual registration agreement with Championship side London Broncos.

    Jarrod Sammut

    Malta international Jarrod Sammut (pictured) will be available to play for the Broncos against Leigh Centurions on Sunday.

    The Broncos have won one of their opening two league games of the new campaign following their relegation from Super League last season.

    13:38: Your views Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

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    13:26: Savile victims 'let down' - Hunt

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has reacted to the publication of a new series of reports into the scale of Jimmy Savile's abuse in NHS hospitals, including in West Yorkshire.

    Jeremy Hunt

    He says: "While no system can ever be totally secure from a manipulative and deceitful predator like Savile we learned last year that there were clear failings in the security, culture and processes of many NHS organisations, allowing terrible abuse to continue unchecked over many years.

    "What happened was horrific, caused immeasurable and often permanent damage, and betrayed vulnerable people who trusted us to keep them safe. We let them down."

    13:09: 'No conclusions' on Savile in schools Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Investigations into possible abuse during visits to schools and children's homes in West Yorkshire and elsewhere in the country by Jimmy Savile have been unable to reach any "firm conclusions".

    Jimmy Savile

    Children's Minister Edward Timpson said despite "credible" informants, none of the 14 separate investigations had found sufficient evidence of abuse.

    Mr Timpson said: "The lack of corroborating evidence prevented them from reaching a definitive conclusion."

    12:59: News on the hour Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A report into Jimmy Savile's abuse of patients, visitors and staff at NHS organisations has found suspicions were aroused at Leeds General Infirmary as far back as the mid-1950s.

    There's evidence that people in senior positions at the LGI - where Savile was a volunteer - encouraged him to get involved with the hospital and said and did nothing despite concern about his behaviour.

    Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

    12:49: Haworth man's chimney smoke fine Keighley News

    A Haworth man says he is at the "end of his tether" after receiving repeated fines and warnings from Bradford Council for smoke emissions - from his home's chimney.

    12:34: Savile abuse: 'Vile, vile behaviour' Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says details of Jimmy Savile's abuse revealed in a series of reports out today "make you want to retch" and he promised lessons will be learned.

    The government will act on "all the recommendations that we can," he said. "We never, ever want to see this sort of vile, vile behaviour by Jimmy Savile and others (again)."

    12:22: Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants Jake Katborg Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Both Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants make changes for tonight's West Yorkshire Super League derby at Headingley.

    Rob Burrow

    Prop Kylie Leuluai and hooker Rob Burrow (pictured) are set to return for Leeds after missing the win over Widnes a fortnight ago.

    As for the Giants, hooker/half-back Kyle Wood and back-row forward Michael Lawrence will make their first appearances of the season.

    12:09: A sunny afternoon but cold wind Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    There'll be plenty of sunshine through this afternoon and just the odd wintry shower.

    Weather forecast

    However, there'll be a cold westerly wind.

    Although it'll be mild initially, afternoon temperatures will only reach about 8C (46F).

    12:00: News on the hour Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A report into Jimmy Savile's abuse of patients, visitors and staff at NHS organisations has found suspicions were aroused at Leeds General Infirmary as far back as the mid-1950s.

    Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

    11:54: Get involved with the BBC

    Do you live in West Yorkshire and are you a regular user of BBC services - whether radio, TV or online? Would you like to have your say on what's on offer?


    The BBC Trust is recruiting new members to join the Audience Council England's regional panel in Yorkshire and would like to hear from you.

    If you have an interest in the BBC, its programmes and its services, you could become a member. Apply via the online application form. Closing date for applications is midnight on 20 March.

    11:44: Labour vacancy for Bradford seat

    Following yesterday's news that Amina Ali (pictured), Labour's candidate for the general election in Bradford West, had stood down just four days after being selected, the party says a vacancy is now open.

    Amina Ali

    In a statement, the Labour Party says the seat "remains an all-women shortlist selection", with nominations closing tomorrow and a new candidate being chosen on Monday.

    "This ensures the shortest possible delay in Labour ensuring we have a strong candidate to allow us the best opportunity of defeating George Galloway and returning a Labour MP for Bradford West," the statement adds.

    11:30: Jimmy Savile abuse reports: At-a-glance Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Newly published reports on Jimmy Savile's sexual abuse at hospitals and children's homes reveal the late Leeds DJ and broadcaster abused patients, staff and visitors at institutions over many years.

    Jimmy Savile

    The main focus is on Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, where he is believed to have assaulted more than 60 people - the youngest of them aged eight.

    Other reports on NHS hospitals, including three in West Yorkshire, into Savile's abuse have also been published. Take a look at the findings of all the reports here.

    11:20: Trust rejects Savile abuse allegation

    An allegation by a former patient at Halifax Royal Infirmary that he was abused by Jimmy Savile at the hospital in the 1970s has been rejected by the NHS trust which now runs the hospital.

    Jimmy Savile

    Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust received a complaint from a patient who claimed the incident had happened at the hospital when he was a child in 1976.

    In a statement, Julie Dawes, the trust's deputy chief executive and director of nursing, said: "The trust has thoroughly investigated the allegations and has been unable to find any evidence of Jimmy Savile having any link to the Royal Halifax Infirmary at that time."

    11:09: New accounts of Savile abuse

    More new accounts of Jimmy Savile's activities at Leeds General Infirmary have been revealed in a new report published today.

    They include a man who says he was groped by Savile in 1994 when he was 14 as he waited for an X-ray, and a woman who says she was sexually assaulted in a linen cupboard in the early 1980s.

    Today's report says the woman "chose not to speak out at the time of the abuse, due to a fear of not being believed, the hierarchical culture in nursing at the LGI at the time and Savile's celebrity status and influence".

    10:59: News on the hour Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The massive scale of Jimmy Savile's sex crimes is being laid bare in a series of reports published today - including one saying concerns were raised about him at Leeds General Infirmary as far back as 1954.

    Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

    10:50: Savile: 'No abuse' at ambulance service Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service just published its report into Jimmy Savile's association with ambulance services in Yorkshire.

    The report says Savile had connections with the former West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service mainly between 1975 and 1995, made several visits to Leeds Central Ambulance Station and occasionally accompanied ambulance staff in their vehicles. However, he was never left unaccompanied with patients.

    Steve Page, from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: "Our investigation has found no evidence Savile had committed any acts of sexual abuse during his association with us and our predecessor organisations."

    10:39: Nurse's 1954 warning over Savile

    A former nurse has said she was warned about the activities of someone she believes to have been Jimmy Savile in the mortuary at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) as long ago as 1954.

    Leeds Infirmary

    The woman - referred to in a report published today as TB - told investigators that as a trainee nurse in that year she was heading down to the hospital's mortuary when the ward sister told her "to be careful and come back if the pink-haired man is there".

    The woman is one of a number of new witnesses who have come forward since the main report on Savile's activities at the LGI was published last June.

    10:33: Abuse 'ranged from touching to rape'

    Dr Johnstone, who wrote author of the report into Jimmy Savile's activities at Stoke Mandeville hospital, says almost half of his victims - who were patients, staff, visitors, volunteers and charity fundraisers - were under 16 and 10 were under 12.

    Jimmy Savile

    About a third of his attacks were against patients, just over 90% of the victims were female. The sexual abuse ranged from inappropriate touching to rape.

    Most of the victims didn't really say what happened to them when they reported abuse in the 1970s. They'd say something like "I don't like Savile", says Dr Johnstone.

    10:24: Savile was 'opportunistic predator'

    Doctor Androulla Johnstone, who wrote the report into Jimmy Savile's activities at Stoke Mandeville hospital, tells the press conference he was an "opportunistic predator who on occasion could also show a high degree of premeditation" when planning attacks.

    "The individuals to whom these incidents were reported failed in their duty to protect. Consequentially, no intelligence about Savile's behaviour was gathered over the years and no action was taken," she says.

    10:13: Savile's 'virtually unrestricted access' Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Jimmy Savile had "virtually unrestricted access" to clinical areas at Stoke Mandeville Hospital during the 1970s and 1980s, an independent report has found.

    Stoke Mandeville sign

    This applied not only to staff access and freedom of movement, but also to patients," the report says.

    He was also given a bedroom in a building used to accommodate young medical students at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

    10:00: News on the hour Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The scale of abuse carried out by late Leeds DJ and broadcaster Jimmy Savile is being revealed in 15 official reports just published on his offending at hospitals and children's homes.

    It's now known he attacked more than 60 patients, staff and visitors at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin here.

    09:55: Savile briefing: Watch live

    As the findings of an independent investigation into Jimmy Savile's behaviour at Stoke Mandeville Hospital are released, you can watch live BBC coverage of the news briefing here.

    09:45: Savile abuse reports

    Jimmy Savile's behaviour and sexual abuse at 41 NHS hospitals across the country, a children's home and a hospice "indicates the need for us to examine safeguarding arrangements in NHS hospitals, the raising of complaints and matters of concern and how managers and staff respond to complaints", a separate independent report finds.

    Jimmy Savile raised funds for Stoke Mandeville hospital
    09:36: Savile 'abused 63 people at hospital'

    Leeds DJ and broadcaster Jimmy Savile abused 63 people from Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but the one formal complaint was ignored, a report reveals.

    Jimmy Savile's reputation as a "sex pest" at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire was an "open secret" amongst junior staff and some middle managers but "complaints were probably filtered out" before they reached the attention of senior administrators, the report finds.

    The independent investigation found Savile abused 63 people, aged 8 to 40, connected to the hospital from 1968-92.

    09:31: Slow M62 traffic warning

    BBC Travel News reports there's very slow traffic on the M62 eastbound at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of an accident which is now on the hard shoulder.

    There's currently congestion as far as J27, M621 (Gildersome).

    09:20: Council tax rise planned

    Bradford councillors become the latest to set their budget later today, with council tax set to rise by 1.6%.

    Bradford City Hall

    About 500 jobs could be cut as the council tries to save £41m, taking the authority's redundancy total since 2011 to more than 2,000 posts.

    Late amendments to the council's budget plans, however, mean proposed changes to bowling greens in the district will be postponed until more consultation has been carried out, and plans to cancel the popular Ilkley Literature Festival have been scrapped.

    09:09: New line-up at Police Museum Telegraph & Argus

    Bradford's Police Museum reopens tomorrow with a new line up of special events and exhibitions planned for the coming year.

    Martin Baines
    09:00: News on the hour Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A series of reports on sexual abuse by late Leeds DJ and broadcaster Jimmy Savile at NHS organisations and children's homes is being published in the next hour.

    It's understood one concludes the presenter assaulted more than 50 patients, staff and visitors at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

    08:49: Traffic delays on M1

    BBC Travel News reports there's currently very slow traffic and heavier than usual traffic on the M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J42, M62 (Lofthouse).

    Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays.

    08:38: Leeds United 'not for sale'

    Leeds United have reacted to reports that Hollywood actor Russell Crowe could be interested in the club by saying they are not for sale.

    Russell Crowe

    When asked by a Leeds fan on Twitter to buy the club, Crowe - who also owns Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs - replied "anyone else think this is a good idea?"

    A statement from Leeds chairman Andrew Umbers says "the Cellino family do not wish to sell and nor have we received any approaches contrary to reports in the press today".

    08:26: Fire strike: 'No major incidents'

    The latest 24-hour Fire Brigades Union strike, which finished at 07:00, passed "without major incident" in West Yorkshire, according to the fire service.

    Contingency crews dealt with a "steady stream" of incidents, but none were life-threatening. A total of 70 incidents were attended in total.

    About half the usual fleet of fire engines were available during the strike, West Yorkshire Fire Service says, with between 24 and 27 engines spread across the county.

    08:15: Hospital staff 'told of Savile abuse' Noel Titheradge BBC News

    A report into sexual abuse by late Leeds DJ and broadcaster Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital is to say staff were told of 10 complaints at the time, the BBC understands.

    Jimmy Savile

    The independent investigation into Savile's behaviour at the hospital is due to be published at 09:30.

    Lawyer Liz Dux, representing 44 claimants of abuse at the hospital, said it would be a "disgrace" if senior management escaped blame.

    08:08: Obstruction warning on M62

    BBC Travel News reports one lane's blocked on the M62 eastbound near J32, A639 (Pontefract) because of an obstruction on the road.

    Drivers are being warned to approach the area with care.

    08:05: Wet start, brighter later Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a wet and windy start but the rain will continue to clear to the south east leaving a drier and brighter afternoon.

    Weather forecast

    Plenty of sunshine through the afternoon and just the odd wintry shower.

    There'll be a cold westerly wind and, although mild initially, afternoon temperatures will stick around 8C (46F).

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