Three More Men Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder Of Bradley Stewart Gledhill, Park Croft, Batley

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Detectives investigating the murder of Bradley Stewart Gledhill in Batley have arrested another three men in connection with his death.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are continuing to appeal for witnesses regarding the murder of Bradley on Park Croft, Batley, on the evening of Sunday June 21, and have released details of an online portal witnesses can send information to.

Officers executed warrants in Batley and Heckmondwike in the early hours of Tuesday morning ( 23 June) and arrested two men aged 18 and 23 from Batley and an 18 year old man from Heckmondwike.  All were arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 19-year-old man Batley man previously arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody, while a 31-year-old Heckmondwike man arrested on suspicion of affray is no longer considered a suspect and has been released with no further action taken.

Police were called at about 10.28pm on June 21 to reports of an altercation on Park Croft involving a group of people.

Bradley (20) who is from Heckmondwike, suffered a stab injury during the incident, after which other persons involved fled the scene.

Two other males allegedly involved in the fighting also suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Vanessa Rolfe of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:  “We are continuing a number of enquiries into this fatal incident in a residential street in Batley and now have four men under arrest in custody.

“I want to thank residents who have got in touch with information so far and again encourage anyone who can assist our investigation to come forwards, either to the police via 101 or the online Major Incident Public Portal system.  This system allows relevant information, video and pictures to be sent directly to detectives investigating offences.

“Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity.

“Any scrap of information could be important as we work to investigate this serious disorder which has led to two men being injured and a young man losing his life.”

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 13200310402.  Information can also be given in complete anonymity to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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