A MAN found dead on a major Bradford road has been named. 

The body of Vitalijs Troskovs, 40, of Twickenham Court, off Queen's Road, was found on Canal Road at 5.16am on Saturday morning. 

An investigation into the circumstances of his death was launched, with police guarding the scene until lunchtime.

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 grey tracksuit bottoms and a dark blue hooded jacket over a green top.

“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 which may assist can contact Bradford District CID on 101 or use the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website. The log reference is 231 of 11 January.