POLICE have confirmed the identity of a man who was found deceased in a former bank in Batley.

The body of Asghar Badshah, who was 39 and from Bradford, was found when police forced entry into the Commercial Street building on Sunday.

His family have been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Heather Whoriskey, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Enquiries are continuing into the death of Mr Badshah, who was reported missing on 4 December.

“We believe he was last seen in the early hours of 30 November and I would appeal to anyone who has witnessed any suspicious activity in Commercial Street around that time or since to contact my team, so we can establish if this is linked to our investigation.”

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Mr Badshah’s family have also released a statement: “We as a family are deeply shocked and devastated by the loss of our dear brother Asghar Badshah.

"His beautiful smile and charisma, as well as his generosity will never be forgotten.

“We as a family please ask for privacy during our time of grief as our elderly mother is deeply upset at this time.

"We pray for justice for Asghar and appeal to the public for any assistance they can provide to the police in this investigation.”

Two men aged 27 and 30, as well as a 41-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Both men have been released under investigation and the woman is on bail pending further enquiries.

Book of Condolence: Asghar Badshah

"Tributes and messages of condolence for Asghar Badshah"

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

Anwar Aslam

What is your response?
RIP

Community contributor

What is your response?
What a wonderful character Oscar was. He always had time to talk to everybody. Always a big smile. Lots of laughs. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers to all his family. R.I.P Oscar. Xxxx

Community contributor

What is your response?
Still cant belive your gone asgher this has broken all our hearts things will never be the same without you. Thinking of you always missing you so much always in my duas il never forget how you went out of your way for everyone and how you would make the whole room laugh the 1st one at ours on eid with that funny hat you would wear all these little things you will be missed asgher lots of love from all of us x

Community contributor

What is your response?
Met you on your 3rd day at halifax. Heard you before I saw you, always knew you were about by the smell of the amazing food you always brought in. Always had time for everyone and anyone, and could talk the hind legs off a donkey when he got going! Will miss you loads man.

John Singh

What is your response?
Oscar you was always there to brighten up the day. More like a brother than a good friend. Will always remember the times we had. And forever be in our hearts. Truly devastated Jonny singh

M Cheetham

What is your response?
RIP Oscar, a good guy. Also thinking of your close friends and family too. Truly hope those involved are brought to justice.

Gemma Andre

What is your response?
Oscar u had a heart of gold, so kind and funny. Your smile would light up the room. Fly with the angels now and look over us especially your family. We all need your strength 💔

Community contributor

What is your response?
What a lovely and bubbly chap you were, our Oscar. Cannot put my head straight around what happened. Absolutely heartbroken. May you rest in peace. And my deepest sympathy to your family. Ulya

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: What a lovely and bubbly chap you were, our Oscar. Cannot put my head straight around what happened. Absolutely heartbroken. May you rest in peace. And my deepest sympathy to your family. UlyaWhat a lovely and bubbly chap you were, our Oscar. Cannot put my head straight around what happened. Absolutely heartbroken. May you rest in peace. And my deepest sympathy to your family. Ulya
What a lovely and bubbly chap you were, our Oscar. Cannot put my head straight around what happened. Absolutely heartbroken. May you rest in peace. And my deepest sympathy to your family. Ulya

Chris Ndukuba

What is your response?
Can’t believe the news I’ve heard, will be saying prayers for you and the strength and comfort your family will be needing. I don’t think I’ve got a memory of seeing you around town without a smile on your face or having a laugh, your energy was infectious to those you showed love to mate. God give you a place in paradise.

Community contributor

What is your response?
My heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x x

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: My heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x xMy heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x x
My heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x x
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: My heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x xMy heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x x
My heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x x
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: My heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x xMy heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x x
My heart is broken in so many peices, but I take solace in the fact that you’re in a better place. I am so proud to call you my brother and look forward to the day that we meet again InshaAllah....love you always my beautiful, kind and amazing brother x x x

Munir Hussain

What is your response?
Rest in peace bro

Community contributor

What is your response?
Inna lillahi wa inna alayhi rajaoon, May Allah grant u the highest rank in jannat, I can tell u was a humble and kind person just by ur smile, may Allah swt give all the family the calmness and patience at this time, god takes the best people indeed

Maria Kemp

What is your response?
Gunna miss that wink wave and cheeky smile when we passed on our buses!! R.i P matey xx

Community contributor

What is your response?
Well I don't know what to say man, but I was glad that i know you and ur with ur dad now give him my love and say bullies say hi and missing him like mad you be missed but never forgotten Oscar x 💔💔♥️♥️😭

Community contributor

What is your response?
RIP Oscar you truly were a top lad would help anyone. Had the best stories never a dull moment. Gone but will never be forgotten.

Gaz Thornton

What is your response?
R.I.P Oscar. Sadly missed by so many.

Nichola Dean

What is your response?
Rest in peace Oscar I will never forget your kindness and the laughs we had You will always be missed Goodnight god bless

Anna Khan

What is your response?
May Allah give the family sabr, and Oscar the highest rank in Jannah. Ameen x x x

Community contributor

What is your response?
Oscar could light up a room whenever he walked in, cheeky smile and terrible jokes. Will cherish all the memories we have forever, especially when we went Alton Towers and the shade of green your face went after a rollercoaster ride. Will miss you so much, love to all your family at this sad time. RIP Oscar.

Nathan Kapre

What is your response?
Always smiling and u brought so many smiles to so many faces. You will be missed by so many and I can only imagine the pain your family is feeling. Bradford has lost another great person. Take care my brother and rest in peace.

Community contributor

What is your response?
I’ll miss you forever,son

Zabur Shah

What is your response?
Always smiling With smile that would make any one day a bubbly character with true Gentleman quality and heart of gold. He will truly be missed. The vibe this man brought the ones who new him will know. He was one the kind gone to soon. In our heart and duas always 💔💔💔😭😭😭.

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Always smiling With smile that would make any one day a bubbly character with true Gentleman quality and heart of gold. He will truly be missed. The vibe this man brought the ones who new him will know. He was one the kind gone to soon. In our heart and duas always 💔💔💔😭😭😭.Always smiling With smile that would make any one day a bubbly character with true Gentleman quality and heart of gold. He will truly be missed. The vibe this man brought the ones who new him will know. He was one the kind gone to soon. In our heart and duas always 💔💔💔😭😭😭.
Always smiling With smile that would make any one day a bubbly character with true Gentleman quality and heart of gold. He will truly be missed. The vibe this man brought the ones who new him will know. He was one the kind gone to soon. In our heart and duas always 💔💔💔😭😭😭.

Adam Phelan

What is your response?
Rip my good friend... good laughs and memories over the years ill never forget...

Community contributor

What is your response?
Inna-lillahi-wa-inna-ilayhi-raji’oon Allah paak give you the highest rank in jannah and give Sabre to your loved ones. Ameen

D Bailey

What is your response?
Asghar, You will forever be in our hearts. You welcomed me with open arms like family, and I will never forget. You brought smiles to so many faces. My thoughts and love are with your family. You'll always be with us. Rest in peace brother. xx

Fizza Khan

What is your response?
May Allah grant you the highest Jannah brother, may all of your sins be forgiven. Your life was taken, they will be punished, we will pray for you daily.

Community contributor

What is your response?
My deepest sympathies go out to the family during this difficult period. May you find the comfort, my deepest sympathy, may your soul rest in peace brother. God bless you always.

Jadi Boughan

What is your response?
R.I.P. Oscar, one of the nicest, humblest lads you could meet, god bless your soul. Jadi

Community contributor

What is your response?
My BROTHER, My BROTHER, My BROTHER your smile used to light up the room, you was a rare diamond. I’m so shocked and sad. I will miss you bro and bumping into you randomly and you would make me laugh so much. Only I will know the days we spent together and how much we laughed. May Allah grant you the highest level of Jannah tul firdous.

Community contributor

What is your response?
Oscar your smile always lit the room up, going to miss you my brother. The people in Pakistan still remember your generosity toward the kids buying them fast food and sweets. You will be remembered for ever. May Allah give you a high place in Janath

Akbar Badshah

What is your response?
My amazing twin brother. I love you and miss you so much. May you be in peace in heaven

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: My amazing twin brother. I love you and miss you so much. May you be in peace in heavenMy amazing twin brother. I love you and miss you so much. May you be in peace in heaven
My amazing twin brother. I love you and miss you so much. May you be in peace in heaven

Rachael Nassur

What is your response?
RIP Oscar. Going to miss your cheeky smile and the banter we had when you came to see Lee you was his best friend and he going to miss you deeply, we all are.

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: RIP Oscar. Going to miss your cheeky smile and the banter we had when you came to see Lee you was his best friend and he going to miss you deeply, we all are.RIP Oscar. Going to miss your cheeky smile and the banter we had when you came to see Lee you was his best friend and he going to miss you deeply, we all are.
RIP Oscar. Going to miss your cheeky smile and the banter we had when you came to see Lee you was his best friend and he going to miss you deeply, we all are.

Community contributor

What is your response?
You always told everyone I was you uncle even tho we were not related, you was more like my little brother, such a gentle and a lovely guy to be around , my family loved you and always will , R I P Oskar , You will never be missed or forgotten, you will always be in our hearts and we love you loads ,

Community contributor

What is your response?
R.i.p Oscar thoughts are with your family at this very sad time.

Community contributor

What is your response?
My deepest condolences for your loss, ur Oscar was a great gentleman. It is hard for you to see beyond this pain may allah swt be your refuge & strength To all the family, my condolences for the loss of your beloved Oscar May Allah swt grant you a high place in janath 🙏🏽 🥺😭

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: My deepest condolences for your loss, ur Oscar was a great gentleman. It is hard for you to see beyond this pain may allah swt be your refuge & strength  To all the family, my condolences for the loss of your beloved Oscar May Allah swt grant you a high place in janath 🙏🏽 🥺😭My deepest condolences for your loss, ur Oscar was a great gentleman. It is hard for you to see beyond this pain may allah swt be your refuge & strength To all the family, my condolences for the loss of your beloved Oscar May Allah swt grant you a high place in janath 🙏🏽 🥺😭
My deepest condolences for your loss, ur Oscar was a great gentleman. It is hard for you to see beyond this pain may allah swt be your refuge & strength To all the family, my condolences for the loss of your beloved Oscar May Allah swt grant you a high place in janath 🙏🏽 🥺😭
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: My deepest condolences for your loss, ur Oscar was a great gentleman. It is hard for you to see beyond this pain may allah swt be your refuge & strength  To all the family, my condolences for the loss of your beloved Oscar May Allah swt grant you a high place in janath 🙏🏽 🥺😭My deepest condolences for your loss, ur Oscar was a great gentleman. It is hard for you to see beyond this pain may allah swt be your refuge & strength To all the family, my condolences for the loss of your beloved Oscar May Allah swt grant you a high place in janath 🙏🏽 🥺😭
My deepest condolences for your loss, ur Oscar was a great gentleman. It is hard for you to see beyond this pain may allah swt be your refuge & strength To all the family, my condolences for the loss of your beloved Oscar May Allah swt grant you a high place in janath 🙏🏽 🥺😭

Community contributor

What is your response?
Was a lovely brother always smiling and laughing and would never forget to make you smile. Absolutely shocked. Not enough words to describe you. Rip badshah. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

Ali Shah

What is your response?
Only ever met u on 3 occasions cuzzy 6 years ago and till this day I speak highly of u bro. Never ever met someone as caring and down to earth as you. U was a open hearted brother. May Allah give you the highest place in Jannah and your family sabar.

Community contributor

What is your response?
A true gentleman. Still can’t believe your gone, till we meet again Syed ❤️

Lee Mcknight

What is your response?
I just can’t believe it, Oscar you’ve been my rock for so many years, you’ll be missed and in our hearts forever. RIP My brother until we meet again

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: I just can’t believe it, Oscar you’ve been my rock for so many years, you’ll be missed and in our hearts forever. RIP My brother until we meet againI just can’t believe it, Oscar you’ve been my rock for so many years, you’ll be missed and in our hearts forever. RIP My brother until we meet again
I just can’t believe it, Oscar you’ve been my rock for so many years, you’ll be missed and in our hearts forever. RIP My brother until we meet again

Raja Shuaib Hussain

What is your response?
Our Oscar was a very charismatic lad, different in many ways but perfect in his own, loved by everyone hated by none, RIP till we meet again brother Syed Asghar shah (Oscar) still can’t believe you have gone😢❤️🙏🏽

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Our Oscar was a very charismatic lad,  different in many ways but perfect in his own, loved by everyone hated by none, RIP till we meet again brother Syed Asghar shah (Oscar) still can’t believe you have gone😢❤️🙏🏽Our Oscar was a very charismatic lad, different in many ways but perfect in his own, loved by everyone hated by none, RIP till we meet again brother Syed Asghar shah (Oscar) still can’t believe you have gone😢❤️🙏🏽
Our Oscar was a very charismatic lad, different in many ways but perfect in his own, loved by everyone hated by none, RIP till we meet again brother Syed Asghar shah (Oscar) still can’t believe you have gone😢❤️🙏🏽

Community contributor

What is your response?
I'm both shocked and deeply saddened to hear such deverstating news about my good friend Oscar. He was an amazing guy, always there in times of need, always smiling. My thoughts are with his family. Rest in paradise brother.

Sarah Korkmaz

What is your response?
I don’t have a pic of Oscar to share but we met at bus training school last February. What a top bloke . Introduced him self as soon as we walked in the canteen a few days later brought food for us all . Every one at work is talking about you and how much you are missed RIP Oscar 😢😢😢😢😢😢

Community contributor

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https://youtu.be/DoSkXdnHvS0. Met Oscar at Blaze and had so many fun nights always a Gentleman and great company, so young RIP Oscar

Community contributor

What is your response?
Everyone in eastbowling community is going to miss you, you was great sweet intelligent funny guy you was also like a big brother to me, you would go out of your way to help anyone REST IN PEACE BROTHER

Jemma Bunney

What is your response?
Amazing person so full of life. Always had a smile on his face and bought so much joy to so many people. Oscar will be missed forever and will always be in our hearts. Xx

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amazing person so full of life. Always had a smile on his face and bought so much joy to so many people. Oscar will be missed forever and will always be in our hearts. XxAmazing person so full of life. Always had a smile on his face and bought so much joy to so many people. Oscar will be missed forever and will always be in our hearts. Xx
Amazing person so full of life. Always had a smile on his face and bought so much joy to so many people. Oscar will be missed forever and will always be in our hearts. Xx

Community contributor

What is your response?
What a huge loss you are for the whole of bradford a lovely brother who will always be missed spent some time with you last year in pakistan and you always had a smile on your face R.I.P SYED

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: What a huge loss you are for the whole of bradford a lovely brother who will always be missed spent some time with you last year in pakistan and you always had a smile on your face R.I.P SYEDWhat a huge loss you are for the whole of bradford a lovely brother who will always be missed spent some time with you last year in pakistan and you always had a smile on your face R.I.P SYED
What a huge loss you are for the whole of bradford a lovely brother who will always be missed spent some time with you last year in pakistan and you always had a smile on your face R.I.P SYED

Sajid Akram

What is your response?
Such a big loss our brother oscar will be surely missed by alot of people R.I.P my brother till we meet again inshAllah

Michael Walsworth

What is your response?
Never a dull moment with you around old pal gutted right now and lost for words I’ll never forget the laughs we had together sleep tight pal

Community contributor

What is your response?
Oscar, I’m pretty lost for words right now. All I can really say is I will remember the good times we had together playing on your Arcade Machines in your cellar and generally just having a good time with you and having such a laugh. You will be missed brother. Rest In Peace. May Allah Grant You The Highest Place in Jannat. Xx

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Oscar, I’m pretty lost for words right now. All I can really say is I will remember the good times we had together playing on your Arcade Machines in your cellar and generally just having a good time with you and having such a laugh. You will be missed brother. Rest In Peace. May Allah Grant You The Highest Place in Jannat. XxOscar, I’m pretty lost for words right now. All I can really say is I will remember the good times we had together playing on your Arcade Machines in your cellar and generally just having a good time with you and having such a laugh. You will be missed brother. Rest In Peace. May Allah Grant You The Highest Place in Jannat. Xx
Oscar, I’m pretty lost for words right now. All I can really say is I will remember the good times we had together playing on your Arcade Machines in your cellar and generally just having a good time with you and having such a laugh. You will be missed brother. Rest In Peace. May Allah Grant You The Highest Place in Jannat. Xx

Community contributor

What is your response?
Ya Ali madad rest in peace Asghar god bless you . Soldier . Your mum god bless her was very proud of you . Rest in peace . God give the beautiful family sabar .

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ya Ali madad rest in peace Asghar god bless you . Soldier . Your mum god bless her was very proud of you . Rest in peace . God give the beautiful family sabar .Ya Ali madad rest in peace Asghar god bless you . Soldier . Your mum god bless her was very proud of you . Rest in peace . God give the beautiful family sabar .
Ya Ali madad rest in peace Asghar god bless you . Soldier . Your mum god bless her was very proud of you . Rest in peace . God give the beautiful family sabar .

Community contributor

What is your response?
Broken Hearted Asghar May Allah grant you highest place in Jannah.

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Broken Hearted Asghar May Allah grant you highest place in Jannah.Broken Hearted Asghar May Allah grant you highest place in Jannah.
Broken Hearted Asghar May Allah grant you highest place in Jannah.

Hussain Kazmi

What is your response?
Always smiling and a bubbly character was Oscar. He will truly be missed within the community. The vibe this man brought, no one else could. Inna lilah wa inna eley heh rajoon, RIP 💔

Community contributor

What is your response?
A True Gentleman with a big heart and soft soul will be greatly missed by everyone. You will be in our thoughts and prayers always brother 💔

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A True Gentleman with a big heart and soft soul will be  greatly missed by everyone. You will be in our thoughts and prayers always brother 💔A True Gentleman with a big heart and soft soul will be greatly missed by everyone. You will be in our thoughts and prayers always brother 💔
A True Gentleman with a big heart and soft soul will be greatly missed by everyone. You will be in our thoughts and prayers always brother 💔

K A Kazmi

What is your response?
A captain. A leader. A true legend. RIP Oscar Fly high till we meet again.

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A captain. A leader. A true legend. RIP OscarFly high till we meet again.A captain. A leader. A true legend. RIP OscarFly high till we meet again.
A captain. A leader. A true legend. RIP OscarFly high till we meet again.

Community contributor

What is your response?
What another shock, you was so nice and kind to my sons, they spoke so highly of you, especially your little bud Spud, I hope they are showing you around and helping settle in. Your family are in my thoughts. Rest in Peace Oscar, you will never be forgotten lad.