Three men in court charged with Batley murder

The trio appeared before magistrates in Leeds this morning after the incident on Sunday night.

Three men charged with the murder of Bradley Stewart Gledhill in Batley have all been detained in custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court.

Usman Karolia (19) of Lime Tree Avenue, Batley,  Ahmed Karolia (23) of Lime Tree Avenue, Batley and Raja Nawaz (18) of Longfield Road, Heckmondwike all appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court today.

They appeared charged with Bradley’s murder and the attempted murder of two other men in an alleged incident on Park Croft, Batley at about 10.28pm on the evening of Sunday June 21 in which Mr Gledhill (20) was stabbed during fighting on the street.  They will now appear before Leeds Crown Court on June 26.

In other developments, officers today arrested two males aged 14 and 17 on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in relation to the enquiry.

The 17 year-old is currently in police custody for questioning while the 14 year old was eliminated from the ongoing investigation.

DCI Vanessa Rolfe of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team who is leading the enquiry, said:

“Our investigation in Bradley’s murder remains ongoing and I continue to urge anyone who has information who we have not spoken with to come forwards.

“There are a number of ways to contact the force and our new online Major Incident Public Portal allows those who contact us to upload CCTV clips or any images they may have which could assist enquires.”

Anyone who has any information which could assist the police investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing police crime number 1320031042.  Information can also be given in complete anonymity to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Reports and CCTV and pictures can be uploaded online direct to investigators through the Major Incident Public Portal here

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