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.

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RIP

Anwar Aslam

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

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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

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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.

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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

John Singh

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

M Cheetham

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 💔

Gemma Andre

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

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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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.

Chris Ndukuba

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

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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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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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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Rest in peace bro

Munir Hussain

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

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

Maria Kemp

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 💔💔♥️♥️😭

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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.

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R.I.P Oscar. Sadly missed by so many.

Gaz Thornton

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

Nichola Dean

May Allah give the family sabr, and Oscar the highest rank in Jannah. Ameen x x x

Anna Khan

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.

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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.

Nathan Kapre

I’ll miss you forever,son

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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 💔💔💔😭😭😭.
Zabur Shah

Rip my good friend... good laughs and memories over the years ill never forget...

Adam Phelan

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

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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

D Bailey

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.

Fizza Khan

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.

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

Jadi Boughan

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.

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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

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My 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
Akbar Badshah

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.
Rachael Nassur

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 ,

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R.i.p Oscar thoughts are with your family at this very sad time.

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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 🙏🏽 🥺😭
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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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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

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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.

Ali Shah

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

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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

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
Lee Mcknight

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😢❤️🙏🏽
Raja Shuaib Hussain

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.

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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 😢😢😢😢😢😢

Sarah Korkmaz

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

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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

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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

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
Jemma Bunney

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

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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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

Sajid Akram

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

Michael Walsworth

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

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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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 .
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Broken Hearted Asghar May Allah grant you highest place in Jannah.

Broken Hearted Asghar May Allah grant you highest place in Jannah.
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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 💔

Hussain Kazmi

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 💔
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A captain. A leader. A true legend. RIP Oscar Fly high till we meet again.

A captain. A leader. A true legend. RIP Oscar
Fly high till we meet again.
K A Kazmi

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.

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