Detectives investigating murder of a woman in Bradford name man with links to Burnley who they want to talk to

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Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Bradford have named a man, with links to Burnley, who is wanted on suspicion of the offence.

Detectives investigating the murder of a mother who fatally stabbed while pushing her baby in a pram have named a man, with links to Lancashire, they want to speak to.

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for members of the public to report any sightings of Habibur Masum, 25, who is from the Oldham area but is believed to have links to Burnley.

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He is wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman in the Westgate area of Bradford city centre on Saturday afternoon.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed she was with her baby at the time of the attack and told people not to approach Mr Masum.

The force said he was known to the victim but have not confirmed their relationship.

He is described as an Asian man, of slim build. He is pictured on CCTV wearing a duffle coat with three large horizontal lines of grey, white and black, light blue or grey tracksuit bottoms with a small black emblem on the left pocket and maroon trainers.

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A witness also reported seeing him wearing a grey hoody with the hood up. He is also believed to have links to the Chester area.

Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Enquiry Team, said: “We have had significant resources following up a number of lines of enquiry to locate Habibur Masum but at this time his whereabouts are unknown.

“A knife was recovered from the scene of the murder, but we cannot say if Habibur Masum is armed, and I would urge anyone who does see him not to approach him but to call 999 immediately. If anyone has any information about his movements or whereabouts since 3:20pm on Saturday please contact police as a matter of urgency.

“We understand that the murder of a young woman in such shocking circumstances has caused considerable concern in the local community.

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“Residents can expect to continue to see a significant police presence in Bradford as we make further enquiries and conduct reassurance patrols in the area.”

Any current sightings of Habibur Masum should be reported to West Yorkshire Police via 999. Any other information that could assist the investigation should be reported via Live Chat online or by calling 101, quoting log 1071 of 6 April.