Six Males Found Guilty Of Murder of Bradley Gledhill, Batley

Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Six males have today been found guilty of the murder of a man in Batley in June 2020.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team has welcomed the verdicts following a trial at Leeds Crown Court for the murder of 20-year-old Bradley Gledhill, 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 or Bradley’s murder.

Usman Kariola, Ahmed Kariola, Nabeel Naseer and a 17-year-old  were also found guilty of attempted murder of one other victim.  Usman Kariola was further found guilty of the section 18 wounding of the 3rd male. 

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

The court heard that the 20-year-old and his two friends and come 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.

The six defendants 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.”

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