Missing Bradford mother’s body found in River Aire


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Police have confirmed that the body pulled from the River Aire last week was that of missing Bradford mother, Seemberjeet Kaur.

The 35-year-old was last seen taking a taxi from her home in East Bowling on the 23rd October and a number of public appeals were made for information regarding her whereabouts.

SAD: The Bradford Mother had been missing since the 23rd October

SAD: The Bradford Mother had been missing since the 23rd October

Police were called to the River Aire on Thursday 5th December at approximately 1.35pm after a report from a member of the public that there was a body in the water. Underwater teams had been searching along the river, between Saltaire and Leeds, over the past weeks.

A post-mortem examination was carried out the following day with the death not being treated as suspicious.
Ms Kaur’s disappearance was described as ‘out of character’ by her family after she failed to collect her three-year-old child from nursery.

Officers were increasingly concerned for her welfare as the mother of one had been suffering from depression and it was unclear whether she had taken her medication before taking a taxi from her home on the day she went missing.

A fortnight after she was reported as missing, officers carried out an ‘information seek’ operation in the park, where residents were shown a photograph of Mrs Kaur to jog their memories and asked to fill out questionnaires to establish whether they might have seen her.

Her family had previously spoken out about their hope of finding Ms Kaur alive.

The Coroner has been informed and an inquest will be held in Mrs Kaur’s death.

SCENE: Seemberjeet’s body was found in the River Aire near Leeds Train Station

SCENE: Seemberjeet’s body was found in the River Aire near Leeds Train Station

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