Six found guilty of murder of Bradley Gledhill

By Rowan Newman

Community Reporter

Six found guilty of murder of Bradley Gledhill

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SIX males have been found guilty of the murder of 20-year-old Heckmondwike man Bradley Gledhill.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team welcomed the verdicts following a trial at Leeds Crown Court for the murder of Bradley, the attempted murder of one male, and a serious assault on another in an incident on Park Croft, Batley, in June 2020.

Usman Karolia, 19, of Lime Tree Avenue, Batley, Ahmed Karolia, 24, of Lime Tree Avenue, Batley, Nabeel Naseer, 18, of Gordale Close, Dewsbury, Raja Nawaz, 19, of Longfield Road, Heckmondwike and two 17-year old males were all found guilty of Bradley’s murder.

He was fatally injured in an affray incident in the street during the evening of Sunday, June 21.

The court heard he and his two friends came across their attackers by chance with no evidence existing to suggest a meeting had been planned or of there being any prior contact between the two groups.

They were then attacked by the six, with all three victims receiving significant knife injuries.

Police and paramedics attended, but despite treatment including first aid from residents, Bradley did not survive his injuries.

Usman Karolia, Ahmed Karolia, Nabeel Naseer and a 17-year-old were also found guilty of attempted murder of one other victim. Usman Karolia was further found guilty of the section 18 wounding of the third male.

They will all be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court at 10am on Friday, July 30.

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Vanessa Rolfe of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, who led the investigation, said: “We welcome these guilty verdicts which come at the end of a lengthy trial, and now await sentencing of these males in July.

“Our thoughts are with Bradley’s family and friends and with the other victims of these six, now we have reached the end of what will have been a draining and very emotional few weeks for them.

"I hope they have taken some initial comfort from the verdicts of the jury today.”