TRAGIC: Nadia Khan was stabbed to death by her husband, Tariq, last weekend
TRAGIC: Nadia Khan was stabbed to death by her husband, Tariq, last weekend

Suspect charged with murder and child destruction

The husband of a pregnant Bradford woman has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing his wife to death in Manningham last weekend.

The body of Nadia Khan, 24, was discovered at her home address in Holker Street, at around 5pm on Sunday 14th June.

She is believed to have died from a fatal stab wound to the chest and was reportedly six months pregnant at the time of the horrific attack. Her unborn child also sadly died.

Two days later, on Tuesday 16th June, West Yorkshire Police arrested her husband, Tariq Khan, also from Bradford, on charges of murder and child destruction.

The couple had allegedly split up just a week prior to the attack and Tariq was finally arrested after a large scale manhunt.

Speaking earlier this week, West Yorkshire Police Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus said: “At around 3am this morning detectives arrested a 26-year-old man from the Bradford Moor area of the city.

“He was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody this morning.

“I can confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation.”

The victim’s family released a picture of Nadia, who leaves behind two other young children, aged three and five, following her tragic death.

Detective Chief Inspector, Jim Dunkerley, from the force’s homicide and major enquiry team, confirmed that they were offering support to the local community.

“This was a very serious incident and will understandably cause a considerable amount of distress and upset amongst the local community,” he said.

“To reassure local people we have increased patrols by neighbourhood officers in the area and I do not believe there is any wider danger to members of the public.”

Anyone with information that can assist the investigation is asked to contact police via 101 quoting crime log number 1099 from the 14th June.