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Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

EVENTS have flowed from a heartbroken family after a teenager was stabbed to death in a fight in downtown Bradford.

Named locally as Kian Tordoff, the 19-year-old was pronounced dead by rescue workers shortly after noon. 5.45.

The teenager who was stabbed to death has been locally named as Kian Tordoff

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The teenager who was stabbed to death has been locally named as Kian TordoffCredit: Ben Lack
West Yorkshire investigators at the scene earlier today

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West Yorkshire investigators at the scene earlier todayCredit: Ben Lack
One of Kian's cousins ​​left flowers when the teenager was stabbed

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One of Kian’s cousins ​​left flowers when the teenager was stabbedCredit: Ben Lack

Horror exploded in the city center early Sunday after Kian and another 19-year-old man, reported to Kian’s friend Matt Lowther, were stabbed outside the Oastler Shopping Center.

Matt, who recently had a baby with his girlfriend, stays in the hospital where he fights for his life.

A 16-year-old and a 26-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Kian’s family shared their heartache over his untimely passing to the Telegraph and Argus.

“Rest in peace my beautiful great cousin, you will never be forgotten,” wrote Kian’s cousin Ellie.

“Fly high angel. It still does not work right.”

Another cousin, Lauren Holloway wrote: “Rest in peace to my beautiful cousin.

“Can not believe it. You really had a heart of gold. I love you so much, all my love Lauren. Until we meet again.”

This is the second tragedy to hit Kian’s family after his 18-year-old cousin Stephen died in a car accident in 2019.

Stefan’s father and Kian’s uncle wrote on Facebook: “Can’t believe it’s happening again and almost two years back since we lost Stephen so tragically, we’ve lost our Kian.

“They were like brothers growing up, and now they’re both back with their beloved grandfather T and the rest of the family up there.

“What’s wrong with the world today taking all the young people. RIP my little nephew, you were like a son to me when I was growing up with Stephen.”

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murderCredit: Ben Lack
Another man fights for his life after police were called to reports of a street fight outside a mall

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Another man fights for his life after police were called to reports of a street fight outside a mallCredit: Guzelian

Detective Inspector Marc Bowes said officers were called to reports of a huge brawl on the street.

“Unfortunately, one young man has lost his life and another continues to fight for his,” he said.

“This is an absolutely devastating incident and an extensive police operation and investigation is underway to identify and arrest those responsible.

“As a result of our inquiries, two men have been arrested and we continue to gather evidence of this tragic incident.

“This has happened in a prominent place in Bradford city center, and although the area is generally quieter at the time of day when this incident occurred, there will have been people around.

“Our understanding from the first calls to the police is that there was a large group fighting and a number of these people will be significant witnesses and we will encourage them to make themselves known.

“I ask everyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem in itself, to contact as soon as possible, as it may affect our inquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the team for homicide and major investigation by calling 101 indicating crime reference 13210516983.

Witnesses can also use the 101 Live Chat facilities on the West Yorkshire Police website.

Flowers close to the spot on John Street where Kian was stabbed

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Flowers close to the spot on John Street where Kian was stabbedCredit: Guzelian
Police are urging anyone with information to come forward

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Police are urging anyone with information to come forwardCredit: MEN Media

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