52-Year-Old Man Re-Arrested After Police Find Body In Search For Missing Student Somaiya Begum

Detectives searching for 20-year-old missing student Somaiya Begum in Bradford have found a body. Police have confirmed that this morning they re-arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of the woman's murder.


A body has been found in the search for missing student Somaiya Begum
A body has been found in the search for missing student Somaiya Begum

Police have been searching for a student who went missing two weeks ago in Bradford, her body has now been found in woodland just 200 yards from the police district headquarters. 20-year-old Somaiya Begum was last seen at her home in Bradford, West Yorkshire, that she shared with her uncle and grandmother on Saturday, June 25.



Police discovered her body near the force's Trafalgar House HQ last night. A 52-year-old man has been re-arrested on suspicion of her murder. A huge search was ongoing for Ms Begum after she was reported missing on June 26.


Authorities confirmed that this morning they had re-arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of murder. Initially, police and forensics officers had been searching an industrial site, however, her body was found on a different estate last night at around 7.35pm.


A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "Detectives investigating the disappearance of Somaiya Begum from Bradford have found a body.



"Extensive enquiries have been carried out since she was reported missing on June 26 to find her, officers would like to thank the community for assisting the investigation which is ongoing.


"At 7.35pm yesterday evening a body was found near Fitzwilliam Street, Bradford. "A scene is in place while forensic examinations are ongoing. Although formal identification has yet to take place the family of Somaiya have been informed. "A 52-year-old man has been re-arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time."


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