PEOPLE gathered in Bradford this morning to honour Remembrance Day, paying their respects to those killed or injured in conflicts around the world.

UPDATE: Woman arrested during Remembrance Day service in Bradford

The event took place at the Cenotaph at 11am, where people came together to remember, reflect and pray.

The service was led by the Acting Dean of Bradford, The Reverend Canon Paul Maybury. 

The Last Post and Reveille were sounded, and a two minute-silence was also held.

During the gathering at the Cenotaph, there was a brief commotion when there was some loud shouting from a passing vehicle.

Police reacted quickly and stopped a van when a woman – believed to be a passenger in the vehicle – was spoken to by officers at the scene.

A bystander said that the woman appeared “agitated” and was “marched to the other side of Godwin Street by officers”.

The bystander added: “It did disrupt the ceremony a little bit, but not a lot – no one really paid much attention”.

The Telegraph & Argus has asked West Yorkshire Police for a statement on the exact nature of the incident.

Looking ahead to Remembrance Sunday, Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Beverley Mullaney will attend the annual parade and service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph 11am.

The Civic Parade will form at City Hall at 10.15am and make its way out onto Channing Way at 10.30am, ready to step off to march to the Cenotaph at 10.40am.

The service will be led by the Acting Dean of Bradford, The Reverend Canon Paul Maybury.

Prayers will be led by the Right Reverend Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford and Faith Representatives and readings from the Royal British Legion, World War One Group Bradford and local school children. 

After the service, at around 11.40am, the parade will march back to City Park, where the Lord-Lieutenant and the Deputy Lord Mayor will take the salute at the march past. 

There will be services held across the district on Sunday, 14 November, where wreaths will be laid by civic representatives in Addingham, Allerton, Baildon, Bingley, Bolton Woods, Clayton, Crossroads/Lees/Bocking, Cullingworth, Denholme, Eccleshill, Greengates, Greenwood Park, Harden, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Low Moor, Menston, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Shipley, Silsden, Stanbury, Steeton with Eastburn, Thornton, Tong, Wibsey, Wilsden and Wyke/Low Moor.

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Bev Mullaney said: “The annual services of Remembrance in our district are important events to remember all those who have lost their lives, been wounded, have suffered or are still suffering in any way, due to past and present conflicts around the world.

“Given our global links to many Commonwealth countries here in Bradford, we remember all those who served our country.

“This year the services will be held in person after the pandemic impacted our services last year, and I invite people from all our communities across the district to take the time to attend these services from near, far and wide."

City Hall will be lit up in red from Armistice Day – on 11 November – until Remembrance Sunday, on 14 November.

The Royal British Legion flag and the Union flags will fly in the city centre and across the district until Remembrance Sunday, while Bradford Council vehicles will also be displaying poppies in tribute.