POLICE are investigating the death of an unidentified man who was found laying dead near Manningham.

Emergency services were called out to Canal Road at 5.16am to reports of a male laying in the road.

West Yorkshire Police said the man - who has not yet been identified - was already dead by the time they arrived.

Nearby Station Road was closed both ways until lunchtime.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police told the Telegraph & Argus: "We are not speculating on what's happened."

An urgent appeal for witnesses has been launched into the man's death.

Enquiries are continuing to identify the deceased, who is thought to be in his late twenties or early thirties, and the circumstances around his death.


Detective inspector Mark Taylor, of Bradford District CID, said: “We are making enquiries in the area into the last movements of the deceased, who was wearing a green hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms.

“While we have not yet confirmed this we believe he was walking along Queens Road just minutes before, so we are asking anyone who may have seen a man in similar clothing in the area at about 5am today to contact us.

“We would also ask anyone who has a dash cam and was driving in the area at around that time today to check their footage to see if they can assist us with our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call Bradford District CID via 101, quoting log number 231 of January 11.