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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 11 June 2015

Live Reporting

By Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's all for Local Live on what has been a very busy day.

    You can keep up to date with the latest on the Bradford school stabbing on the BBC News website.

    We'll be back on Friday from 08:00 to bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Leeds and West Yorkshire.

  2. Picture of stabbed teacher

    The teacher stabbed at Dixons Kings school earlier is thought to be Vincent Uzomah.

    Vincent Uzomah

    The 50-year-old is understood to be supply teacher and was teaching a science lesson when he was attacked.

  3. Tonight's weather

    Paul Hudson

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    We're leaving news on the school stabbing for now and looking at the weather outlook for tonight which is dry with clear periods, but with patchy low cloud later.

    There will be a minimum temperature of 6C (43F) and a light easterly wind.

    Paul Hudson

    Tomorrow should see a grey start, soon becoming warm with long spells of sunshine. There will be a maximum temperature of 22C (72F).

  4. 'Safe and welcoming'

    David Green, leader of Bradford City Council, says he was shocked by this morning's stabbing and his thoughts immediately went to the teacher, his family, colleagues and pupils at the school.

    "It is important we don't jump to any conclusions", he added. "I want to see the outcomes of the police investigation."

    He stressed schools in Bradford needed to be "safe and welcoming" places for young people to learn.

    He was speaking on BBC Radio Leeds.

  5. Teacher stabbing: What we know

    With the news of a stabbing of a teacher at a Bradford School, this is what we know so far:

    • A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
    • The incident happened at about 08:55 at Dixons Kings Academy
    • Teacher, believed to be Vincent Uzomah, 50, is in hospital in a stable condition
    • The NUT in Bradford describes the stabbing as "shocking"
    • Bradford Council offers "support" to students and staff
  6. Better screening at schools?

    Johnny I'Anson

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Parents outside the Bradford school where a 50-year-old-teacher was stabbed today have suggested to me that better screening should be brought in.

  7. BreakingStabbed teacher named

    BREAKING NEWS

    The 50-year-old teacher stabbed at a Bradford school this morning is believed to be Vincent Uzomah.

    He was stabbed once in the stomach with a knife during a science lesson at Dixons Kings Academy but is in a stable condition, police said.

    A 14-year-old-boy was arrested in Bradford city centre earlier following an extensive manhunt.

  8. Via Twitter

    Telegraph & Argus

    Telegraph and Argus tweets "Stabbed teacher at Dixons Kings Academy had only been there four weeks, reports suggest."

  9. 'Few and far between'

    Gerry Sutcliffe, the former Bradford South MP, said incidents like the stabbing of a 50-year-old teacher in school today are "few and far between".

    He asked for people to be "supportive to all those involved" and not race to "quick knee-jerk reactions" but to let the authorities do their job.

    He was speaking on BBC Radio Leeds.

  10. Stabbing an 'isolated incident'

    Police at the school where a 50-year-old teacher was stabbed say it is believed to be an "isolated incident" and the police are continuing inquiries to establish the facts.

    School

    Dept Supt Simon Atkinson said: "I would like to reassure residents and staff that all necessary resources are being deployed to investigate this ongoing and clearly serious incident."

    A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

  11. Stabbed teacher's family 'at bedside'

    The family of the 50-year-old teacher who was stabbed in a classroom at a Bradford school this morning are with him at his bedside, say police.

    There were a number of pupils who witnessed the incident and they are currently liaising with specially trained officers.

  12. Teacher 'stabbed in stomach'

    A 50-year-old teacher at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford was taken to hospital with a single stab wound to the stomach, police said.

    He was attacked during a science lesson.

    He is said to be in a stable condition and his injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

  13. Teacher stabbing: Attempted murder arrest

    At a media briefing a short time ago, Det Supt Simon Atkinson confirmed the 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing at a school in Bradford.

    Press conference
  14. Teacher stabbing: More details on arrest

    The suspect was arrested in connection with the teacher's stabbing in Bradford city centre earlier this afternoon, West Yorkshire Police said.

  15. BreakingTeacher stabbing: Teen arrested

    A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 50-year-old teacher was stabbed at a school in Bradford this morning.

    More to follow.

  16. School 'didn't pick up phone'

    Johnny I'Anson

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    Another parent of a child at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford, where a teacher was stabbed this morning, says she couldn't get in contact with the school after the incident.

    Safina Fazzall has told me: "They didn't pick up the phone and wouldn't let me in.

    "They need to do a better security plan. There are hundreds of students going here and the parents are worrying with this kind of news."

  17. Phone row 'led to stabbing'

    A student who claims to have seen the incident in which a teacher was stabbed at a school in Bradford says it happened after a boy refused to hand over his mobile phone.

    He said: "He just got something out of his pocket and stabbed him and ran off."

    The boy said the teacher was polite and "never shouted" and described the boy as an "alright" person.

  18. Parent's struggle for information

    Johnny I'Anson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    As the search goes on for a 14-year-old boy after the stabbing of a teacher at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford earlier today, I've been speaking to parents of pupils at the school

    Mohammed, whose younger sister goes to the academy, has told me the incident raises concerns in his mind after he struggled to get any information from the school.

    He says: "It just puts concerns in your heart. Is my sister all right, are the children and teachers all right? You don't know if they're safe."

  19. Commissioner: 'Thoughts go out to teacher'

    West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner says his "thoughts go out to the teacher and school" involved in the stabbing at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford this morning.

    Mark Burns-Williamson tweets: "I'm sure everyone will be wishing him a full and quick recovery.

    "Police in the area are investigating and reassuring the community."

  20. Search continues for teenager

    What police describe as a "considerable" search is continuing in Bradford this afternoon for a 14-year-old boy police want to speak to in connection with the stabbing of a teacher at Dixons Kings Academy.

    Police officer at school

    The boy is described as Asian, with short dark hair, and was last seen wearing a blue uniform blazer.

    Det Supt Simon Atkinson says: "We'd like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or knows the whereabouts of the suspect."

  21. Teacher stabbing: What we know

    With the news a teacher's been stabbed at a school in Bradford, this is what we now know:

    • The incident happened at about 08:55 at Dixons Kings Academy
    • A 50-year-old male teacher remains in hospital in a stable condition
    • A "considerable" search continues for a 14-year-old boy
    • Students witnessed attack, says school executive principal
    • The NASUWT teachers' union warns against a 'knee-jerk' reaction
  22. Big media contingent at school

    The most recent pictures from outside Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford show a large media contingent from both local and national news outlets after this morning's stabbing of a teacher.

    Principal at Dixon Kings Academy, Neil Miley and Executive Principal at Dixon Kings, Nick Weller (centre left) speak to the media outside the Academy in Bradford
  23. Warning against 'knee-jerk' reaction

    The NASUWT teaching union in West Yorkshire is warning against a "knee-jerk" reaction after the stabbing of teacher at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford this morning.

    Celia Foote

    Celia Foote, national executive member for the union in West Yorkshire, said: "It's of great concern to members but teachers are realistic enough to realise from their personal experience that this isn't happening in their school.

    "It's not part of a rash of activity among students around the country."

  24. Student saw teacher stabbing

    Telegraph & Argus

    Students witnessed the stabbing of a teacher at a Bradford's Kings Dixons Academy, it has emerged.

    Staff at school
  25. 'School looks after the children'

    Spencer Stokes

    BBC Look North

    Parents of pupils at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford, where a teacher was stabbed earlier today, have been coming and going while lessons are apparently taking place here as normal this afternoon.

    School

    One dad tells me: "It's sad if your children witnessed what happened in the classroom. My children witnessed it."

    And a mum of a pupil at the school says: "The school does look after the children. It's their responsibility. I do trust the staff.

  26. 'Students witnessed stabbing'

    Speaking at a media briefing outside Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford, where a male teacher was stabbed this morning, executive principal Nick Weller said the incident happened "right at the beginning of the school day".

    Dixons Kings Academy sign

    "There were some students who witnessed it. A few students witnessed it - in a classroom.

    "Those students have been interviewed by the police."

  27. Bradford teacher stabbing 'dreadful'

    Kevin Courtney, deputy general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, has described the stabbing of a 50-year-old male teacher at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford as "dreadful".

    "Our thoughts are with this teacher and his friends and family and with the students and colleagues at the school.

    "It's always important to reflect on incidents like this to see if anything could have been done to prevent them, but to bear in mind that our schools are, in the main, places of calm and safety."

  28. Stabbing suspect told 'hand yourself in'

    Speaking at a press conference at the school's gates, Dixons Kings Academy executive principal Nick Weller urged the boy suspected of stabbing the teacher to hand himself in.

    Press conference

    He said: "I think the best thing for him to do is to report to the police station because he will be caught and the sooner that he does that, probably the better for him."

    Mr Weller said the knife was brought into school and security would be reviewed.

    "Obviously we will review everything we do, there are some things that happen that you can't account for, that you can't anticipate."

  29. Teacher stabbing seen by pupils

    Dixons Kings Academy executive principal Nick Weller said the "shocking" stabbing of a teacher at the school this morning was witnessed by a number of pupils.

  30. Stabbing 'shouldn't reflect on school'

    Alec Shelbrooke, the Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell, says this morning's stabbing of a teacher at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford "should not be seen as a reflection on the school, it's leadership or staff".

    Police at school

    Mr Shelbrooke says: "It's a tragic incident and my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the teacher. Let's hope he makes a full recovery."

  31. Teacher stabbing: What we know

    With the news a teacher's been stabbed at a school in Bradford, this is what we know so far:

    • The incident happened at about 08:55 at Dixons Kings Academy
    • A 50-year-old male teacher is in hospital in a stable condition
    • A "considerable" search is under way for a 14-year-old boy
    • The NUT in Bradford describes the stabbing as "shocking"
    • Bradford Council offers "support" to students and staff
  32. Teacher stabbing: School statement

    Dixons Kings Academy has just released this statement after a teacher was stabbed this morning.

    "A member of staff was assaulted with a knife by a 14-year-old student who then ran off the site. The member of staff is in hospital and his condition is described as stable, there is no internal bleeding.

    "All students are safe and calm and have responded with tremendous maturity during a very difficult time."

  33. 'Considerable' search for stab suspect

    Lauren Potts

    BBC News

    West Yorkshire Police won't confirm how many officers are searching for a 14-year-old boy they're seeking in connection with the stabbing of a teacher at a Bradford school this morning.

    Police dog search

    However, a spokeswoman for the force tells me a "considerable" search is under way.

    Pictures from the scene show officers scouring the area with dogs, while several police vehicles remain parked outside the school gates.

  34. Teacher stabbing: Government offers help

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said her thoughts are with the injured teacher who was stabbed at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford this morning.

    She added that her officials are in touch with the school and are "ready and prepared to offer all necessary support".

    Nicky Morgan
  35. 'Support' for staff and pupils after stabbing

    Bradford Council's statement in reaction to this morning's stabbing of a teacher at Dixons Kings Academy in the city added: "Our first priority, working with the school and the police, was to make sure all the students in the school were safe.

    "We immediately provided specialist support to the school staff and students, and this support will continue over the coming days and weeks."

  36. Teacher stabbing: Council statement

    Bradford Council has just issued a statement following the stabbing of a 50-year-old male teacher at a school in the city this morning.

    School

    David Green, leader of the council, says: "The stabbing of a teacher at Dixons Kings Academy has deeply shocked and traumatised students, school colleagues and the wider community. Our thoughts are with them and the teacher's family and friends."

  37. MP: Teacher stabbing 'very serious'

    Reacting to the stabbing of a 50-year-old teacher at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford this morning, Judith Cummins, Labour MP for Bradford South, says her "thoughts are with the teacher, his family and the whole of the school".

    Police vehicles

    "It's a very serious incident but thankfully appalling events like this are very rare," she says.

    "I do welcome the fact that the school's continuing to operate in these very difficult circumstances."

  38. Teacher stabbing: At the scene

    We're getting more pictures in from outside Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford where a 50-year-old male teacher has been stabbed. A police hunt is under way for a 14-year-old boy in connection with the incident.

    Scene at school
  39. Calm at school after stabbing

    Richard Edwards

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    I'm at Northside Road, Lidget Green in Bradford outside Dixons Kings Academy where a 50-year-old male teacher was stabbed earlier this morning. He's described as being in a stable condition in hospital.

    Police vehicles at scene

    At the moment, I can see a police dog and his handler searching a large field beside the school.

    Otherwise, there's an air of relative calm just now. The school's still open and the pupils are still inside, carrying on their day as best they can. Clearly a decision's been taken here to keep things relatively low-key.

  40. Teacher stabbing: What we know

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    With the news that a teacher's been stabbed at a school in Bradford, this is what we know so far:

    • The incident happened at about 08:55 at Dixons Kings Academy
    • A 50-year-old male teacher is in hospital in a stable condition
    • Police are hunting a 14-year-old boy
    • Police say the incident is "ongoing"
    • The NUT in Bradford described the stabbing as "shocking"
  41. Teacher stabbing: School background

    The Bradford school where a teacher has been stabbed this morning has been operating since September 2011.

    Dixons Kings Academy was one of the first free schools to open. According to its website, it's "committed to providing our students with a broad and balanced curriculum without compromising the focus on the core subjects".

    Its last inspection by schools watchdog Ofsted said it "requires improvement".

  42. Teacher stabbing 'raises issues'

    Ian Murch, from the National Union of Teachers in Bradford, says this morning's stabbing of a 50-year-old male teacher at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford "raises issues about knives in schools".

    He's told BBC Radio Leeds: "You do get incidents where pupils have knives recovered from them in schools.

    "You don't want to impose more security but another incident like this is very worrying."

  43. Teacher stabbing latest

    Following the stabbing of a 50-year-old male teacher at Dixons Kings Academy this morning, police say they want to reassure local residents and staff.

    Det Supt Simon Atkinson says: "We are also working closely with our partners in the local authorities to investigate the full circumstances of this incident, which will be the subject of a thorough investigation."

  44. 'No ongoing risk' after teacher stabbing

    Police in Bradford say they don't believe there's any "ongoing risk to pupils or staff" at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford (pictured) after the stabbing of a teacher there this morning.

    Dixons Kings Academy

    Det Supt Simon Atkinson says: "The rest of the school is continuing to operate as normal and local officers, including safer schools officers and members of the local area neighbourhood team, are currently at the school and are liaising closely with staff."

  45. Teacher stabbing 'very serious'

    West Yorkshire Police said it was working hard to find the suspect after the stabbing of a teacher at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford this morning.

    Det Supt Simon Atkinson says: "We're conducting enquiries in the area to locate a suspect.

    "I would like to reassure residents and staff that all necessary resources are being deployed to investigate this ongoing and clearly very serious incident."

  46. Stabbed teacher 'stable'

    Police say a 50-year-old teacher is in a stable condition after being stabbed at a school in Bradford this morning.

    Police arrived at Dixons Kings Academy just before 09:00 after being contacted by the ambulance service.

  47. BreakingTeacher in hospital after stabbing

    BREAKING NEWS

    A teacher has been stabbed at a school in Bradford this morning.

    The incident happened at about 08:55 at Dixons Kings Academy in the city.

    A male teacher, 50, was taken to hospital for treatment to a stab wound.

  48. BreakingTeacher stabbed at school

    BREAKING NEWS

    A teacher has been stabbed at a school in Bradford, police have said.

    More details to follow.

  49. Erwin admits 'massive' challenge

    Adam Pope

    Leeds United Commentator

    Leeds United's new signing Lee Erwin says it'll be a big step up playing in the Championship after moving from the Scottish Premier League with Motherwell.

    Lee Erwin

    The 21-year-old striker has signed a three-year deal at Elland Road and says head coach Uwe Rosler has told him not to expect a first team shirt immediately on arrival.

    Erwin says: "I'll just try to work hard and be part of the first team. I think it'll be a massive difference playing with a lot of experienced pros out there."

  50. Long delays on M62

    BBC Travel

    There's currently queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound near J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an accident earlier on.

    All lanes have been reopened but travel time through the area is about 60 minutes, with congestion to J23, A640 (Huddersfield).

  51. City's 'child-at-risk' interventions rise

    There's been a big increase in the last two years in the number of interventions made by Bradford Council in homes where children are considered "at risk".

    A total of 565 youngsters were subject to child protection plans in March this year, a rise from 365 in March 2013, according to council figures.

    Ralph Berry, who sits on Bradford's child safeguarding board, says it's because of "an increase in awareness of child protection issues as a result of a number of national cases".

  52. Adams to be GB flag-bearer

    BBC Sport

    Leeds Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams will carry the flag for Great Britain at the opening ceremony for the inaugural European Games in Baku on Friday.

    Nicola Adams

    Adams, 32, who was the first ever woman to win Olympic and Commonwealth gold, hopes to complete a historic treble in Azerbaijan.

    She's part of a 160-strong Team GB squad for the event, which runs until 28 June, and says: "It's another chance to make history."

  53. Attempted murder suspect held

    More on the arrest of a man on suspicion of attempted murder and attempted rape after an attack on a 23-year-old woman in Kirkstall, Leeds, on Monday.

    Police tape near scene of attack

    Police say the 30-year-old man was arrested in Bramley last night and he remains in custody this morning.

    Anyone who was in the area of the attack, which took place at about 17:50 on Monday near Redcote Lane, Kirkstall, is being asked to get in touch with police.

  54. Mother sought after placenta found

    A woman who may have recently given birth is being sought by police after a human placenta was found in a bag.

    It was discovered by dog walkers near to Hyrstlands Park, off Track Road, Batley at about 09:40 on Monday.

    West Yorkshire Police said the contents had been confirmed as that of a fully-grown human placenta.

  55. BreakingArrest over attempted rape and murder

    A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and attempted rape after an attack on a woman in Leeds earlier this week.

    A 23-year-old woman managed to escape an attacker who dragged her into bushes on Redcote Lane, Kirkstall, at about 17:50 on Monday.

    Yesterday, police said they were "considering if there was any link" between this attack and another one on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal towpath early on Wednesday morning.

  56. Good morning

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Leeds and West Yorkshire on Thursday 11 July 2015.

    I'll be with you until 18:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

    And please feel free to send me your news, pictures and comments via leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk.