Bradford councillor arrested in police probe into Keighley street brawl

Bradford Councillor Abid Hussain

Bradford Councillor Abid Hussain

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Aire/Worth Valley Reporter

A Bradford councillor has been arrested in connection with a street brawl in Keighley.

Councillor Abid Hussain (Lab, Keighley Central) was one of six men arrested over the weekend following the torching of a car in Devonshire Street where he lives and where a brawl broke out on August 8 this year.

The 53-year-old councillor, who is vice-president of the Keighley Muslim Association, was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder on August 8 then released on police bail.

Three other Keighley men aged 18, 19 and 34 were arrested in connection with same matter.

Two others, aged 27 and 30 were also arrested for alleged violent disorder on the same date, and also on suspicion of arson relating to the car fires which happened in the early hours of Saturday.

A BMW 5 series car was set on fire in Devonshire Street at 1am and three hours later a BMW X5 was ablaze in Malsis Road.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman last night confirmed six Keighley men had been arrested in an ongoing investigation into the street violence and recent arson attacks on cars .

Coun Hussain’s son Majid Hussain, 28, is due to make his next appearance at Bradford Crown Court on Monday, to face charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing an imitation firearm in relation to the events of August 8.

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