Body believed to be missing West Yorkshire student

A body found in the River Mersey in Liverpool is believed to be that of a missing Leeds student, according to West Yorkshire Police.

Aamir Qudeer, 21, was last seen in Liverpool on 26 February, after he had been reported missing from Bradford.

Police said the body was recovered from the water after it was seen by a member of the public on Sunday.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned while inquiries continue into his disappearance.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Leeds & West Yorkshire



17 °C 8 °C

BBC Local Live

    Goodbye 18:00: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    That's all from BBC Local Live today.

    I'll be back at 08:00 on Wednesday.

    Patchy rain 17:46: Paul Hudson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It will be rather cloudy this evening with a little patchy rain.

    Paul Hudson

    The minimum temperature tonight is 13C (55F). Tomorrow should have some bright and sunny spells, with the risk of a few scattered showers.

    Check out the full forecast here.

    Milanic: "I am prepared" 17:31: BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds United head coach Darko Milanic tells BBC Radio Leeds he is ready for his first match in charge at Elland Road where Reading are the visitors on Wednesday night.

    Darko Milanic

    Listen to the full interview here.

    'Stolen' bike crash 17:27: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    A 26-year-old motorcyclist is in a critical condition after the blue Yamaha bike he was riding, believed to be stolen, crashed into a stone wall and parked car in Knottingley.

    It happened on Pontefract Road shortly after 04:00 on Monday

    Very slow M62 17:22:

    BBC Travel reports there's been a breakdown on the M62 eastbound between junction 30 for Rothwell and 31 for Castleford.

    One lane's closed and traffic is very slow.

    Man sought over sexual assault 17:18: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Police are trying to trace the man in these CCTV images in connection with a serious sexual assault on a 19-year-old woman in Leeds.

    CCTV images

    West Yorkshire Police says the assault took place at an address in Headingley in the early hours of Thursday morning.

    Det Supt Nick Wallen says: "The CCTV images are very clear and show the man wearing a distinctive striped T-shirt, jeans and green Nike trainers."

    Royal award for community groups 17:12: Telegraph & Argus
    Majewski back in squad 17:06: BBC Radio Leeds

    Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell has confirmed Radoslaw Majewski is back in his squad after having to deal with a recent "personal issue".

    Radoslaw Majewski
    News on the hour 16:55: Larry Budd Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds
    Wheelchair racer 16:47: Charlotte Leeming Presenter, BBC Look North

    Callum Hall, from Leeds, was paralysed after treading on a sea urchin, but he's now wheelchair racing with help from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

    Callum Hall

    More on BBC Look North at 18.30 tonight.

    'Confusion and paranoia' 16:37: Huddersfield Examiner

    A lawyer says the managed motorway system on the M62 is causing "mass confusion and motorway paranoia" a year after it opened.

    HS2 college location revealed 16:25:

    The college to train staff working on the high speed rail link between Leeds, London, Birmingham and Manchester will be split between Doncaster and Birmingham.

    artist's impression of HS2 viaduct

    The National College for High Speed Rail is due to open in 2017, when construction on HS2 begins.

    Cricket v football 16:10: Sam Sheringham BBC Sport

    Adam Lyth, the Yorkshire opener widely tipped to partner Alastair Cook in England's next Test, spent his early years wanting to be a footballer.

    Adam Lyth

    But he turned down the chance to play for Manchester City and chose a very different sporting career. BBC Sport has taken a look at his career to date.

    News on the hour 15:56: Larry Budd Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Workers building a new West Yorkshire power station have decided to end their wildcat strike after bosses agreed to provide more toilets and cleaners.

    More in the news headlines at 16:00.

    Gas leak in Huddersfield 15:46:

    BBC Travel reports there's slow traffic in both directions on the A629 Wakefield Road in Huddersfield.

    It's because of emergency repairs due to a gas leak. A contra flow's's in operation between the Greenhead Lane and Cross Green Road junctions.

    Woman dies in crash 15:27: Huddersfield Examiner

    A 51-year-old woman died in a crash involving two cars on the A635 at Shepley last night.

    Crash scene
    Chellow Dene 15:10: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Andy Hutchinson has sent us this stunning picture of Chellow Dene in Bradford, taken this morning.

    Chellow Dene

    Send us your pictures from around West Yorkshire to

    News on the hour 14:57: Larry Budd Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A dispute over toilet facilities at the building site of a new power station at Ferrybridge has been resolved.

    Workers walked out in a wildcat strike yesterday.

    More details in the news at 15:00.

    Changes at Leeds United 14:40: Adam Pope Leeds United Commentator

    Speaking ahead of tomorrow's match against Reading at Elland Road, Leeds United head coach Darko Milanic says he will make changes.

    He stresses the need to play at a higher tempo. He says he's seen all the players now and is implementing small steps to improve.

    Man fined for racist abuse 14:24: Huddersfield Examiner

    A New Mill man has been fined after hurling racist abuse at another man.

    James Keddy, of Royds Avenue, pleaded guilty to racially-aggravated disorderly behaviour, at Kirklees Magistrates' Court.

    Sky Ride success 14:14: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Hundreds of cyclists took part in Bradford's Sky Ride on Sunday, including Sir Chris Hoy.

    Sir Chris Hoy with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford

    Bradford Council has put together its favourite pictures of the day on Storify.

    News on the hour 13:56: Tracy Gee Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    More than 100 construction workers at a West Yorkshire power station in Ferrybridge have resolved a dispute over poor toilet facilities.

    They'd staged a wildcat walkout. More in the news at 14:00.

    On air 13:37: Martin Kelner Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Until 15:00, I'm asking: Why do we love the '60s?

    A poll has found it is thought of as the best decade in history. A third of Britons say they'd prefer to live in the era of the Beatles and the first moon landing than today.

    Get in touch on Twitter.

    Rugby league memorabilia tour 13:19: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    A collection of rugby league memorabilia hasn't been on show to the public since the sport's birthplace - the George Hotel in Huddersfield - was sold last year.

    Men looking at collection

    But now the collection of shirts, caps, programmes and souvenirs is going to be toured around the country thanks to a £97,200 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    News on the hour 12:58: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Workers building a new West Yorkshire power station have decided to end their wildcat strike after sorting out their row over toilets.

    More details in the news at 13:00.

    'Unprovoked attack' on man 12:45: Huddersfield Examiner

    A 23-year-old man was viciously beaten and robbed by an attacker in Huddersfield town centre, police say.

    Wildcat strike ends 12:28: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    A wildcat strike over toilet facilities at the construction site of a new power plant has ended, after contractor Hitachi Zosen Inova agreed to provide two new toilet blocks and full-time cleaners.

    Picket line

    About 300 engineering construction workers stopped work on the new multi-fuel power station, claiming there were just eight toilets for about 650 staff.

    Paedophile jailed for abuse 12:16: Halifax Courier

    A "persistent and determined" paedophile has been jailed for more than seven years for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

    News on the hour 11:55: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Workers building a new West Yorkshire power station have decided to end their wildcat strike after sorting out their row over toilets.

    Bosses have agreed to provide more toilet blocks. More in the news at 12:00.

    Warmest September? 11:48: BBC Weather

    The Met Office says this September is currently ranked as the joint fourth warmest on record.

    The warmest September was in 2006.

    Petrol station robbery 11:35:

    A man working at the BP petrol station on Cardigan Road in Leeds was injured during a robbery just after 05:00 this morning.

    BP in Cardigan Road

    West Yorkshire Police says three men - described as Asian and in their 20s - assaulted the employee and took a "substantial amount of cash from the safe and tills".

    Det Insp Ian Lawrence says: "This was a frightening incident for the members of staff involved and I would appeal for anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident to contact us."

    Flasher sought 11:24:

    Police in Crigglestone, near Wakefield, want to hear from anyone who saw a man expose himself to a female jogger earlier this month.

    West Yorkshire Police says it happened in the Church Road/Boyne Lane area at 07:20 on 8 September.

    The flasher is described as white, of medium build, with medium-length dark hair and wore a "distinctive pink shirt and blue shorts" at the time.

    Your views 11:08: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    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.

    News on the hour 11:00: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    As many as one in six children in West Yorkshire have tooth decay by the time they're three years old.

    The figures from Public Health England show Wakefield and Leeds have the biggest problem.

    More in the news at 11:00.

    Ambulance service opens doors 10:50:

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service tweets: Our #AGM is taking place today at @thackraymuseum #Leeds - please come and join us! Full details here

    Call for grouse shooting ban 10:27: Yorkshire Post

    Councillors will consider a petition later calling for grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor to be banned.

    Gamekeeper with dogs
    More motorway delays 10:09:

    BBC Travel reports a vehicle has broken down and a lane is closed on the M62 eastbound between junction 26 for the M606 and junction 27 at Gildersome.

    There are also delays on the M606 northbound because of another broken down vehicle.

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

    Workers building a new West Yorkshire power station are taking unofficial strike action over the state of their toilets.

    Police vans at picket line

    They were working on a 65MW multi-fuel plant which is due to open next year. More in the news at 10:00.

    • News, sport, travel, weather for Tue 30 Sep
    • More updates from 08:00 on Wednesday
    • Listen to BBC Radio Leeds
    'No time to ballot' 09:34:

    More on that wildcat strike over toilets at a building site near Ferrybridge power station.

    The union Unite tells BBC Radio Leeds it's unofficial because "when you need toilets you don't have time to ballot".

    Ferrybridge strike

    Peter Beaumont, from Unite, says: "We've got stewards on site and they've been fighting for decent toilets for the last 12 months and they're getting nowhere.

    "They're dirty, they're blocked up, there's no toilet rolls, there's water all over the floor, there's not enough."

    Lane blocked on M62 09:21:

    BBC Travel reports there's a lane blocked on the M62 westbound between junction 28 at Tingley and 27 at Gildersome. It's because of a broken down vehicle.

    West Yorkshire's tooth decay problem 09:09: Yorkshire Evening Post

    Nearly one in five three-year-olds in Leeds and Wakefield suffer from tooth decay, figures reveal today.


    Nationally, 11.7% of three-year-olds have decayed, missing or filled teeth.

    News on the hour 08:58: Tim Daley Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    Workers building a new West Yorkshire power station are meeting with managers after starting a wildcat strike over the state of their toilets.

    More details in the news at 09:00.

    Wildcat strike over toilets 08:44:

    Construction workers building a new plant near Ferrybridge power station have walked out in a row over the state of their toilets.

    Striking worker holding toilet paper

    Workers taking part in the wildcat strike tell BBC Radio Leeds' Richard Edwards the toilets on site are "atrocious" and they have to bring their own toilet paper to work.

    Fire on M62 08:33:

    BBC Travel reports there's severe congestion on the M62 westbound at junction 24 for Ainley Top, because of a vehicle fire.

    A fine day 08:19: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Any low cloud and patches of mist and fog should clear to leave a fine day with sunny spells.

    Lisa Gallagher

    A top temperature today of 19C (66F). Check out the full forecast here.

    Burst water main 08:08:

    BBC Travel reports a burst water main is causing problems on the A6177 Sticker Lane in Bradford.

    Emergency repairs are taking place between the Fenby Avenue and Broad Lane junctions.

    Good morning 08:00: Katie Hall BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire.

    I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates until 18:00.

    Please get in touch with your comments and photographs by emailing



BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.