Murder investigation launched after body found at a house on fire in Bradford

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man’s body was discovered at a house on fire.

Firefighters were called to Rylestone Gardens in Undercliffe, Bradford at 1.14pm yesterday and found the body of a 28-year-old man inside.

Police say the man was a husband and father, and was believed to work for a local takeaway.

A post-mortem will be conducted today to determine the cause of his death, which is being investigated by the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team.

It is believed he was the only person in the house at the time of the fire.

Specialist detectives are now comforting his relatives.

Detective Superintendent Paul Taylor, who is leading the investigation, said: “We know where this happened and when it happened, we now need to know why it happened.

“The victim was a much-loved husband and father was brutally attacked in his own home and I am appealing to the public of Bradford to provide the vital clues we need to understand why someone would do this.

“I would like to speak to friends, colleagues or anyone who may have known the victim to help us explain why this incident took place.

“Information from the public will prove crucial to this enquiry and anyone who knew the victim, or can help us understand why someone would want to take his life, should contact the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team One on the 101 number.

“Information can also be given in confidence to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.”