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Police Say They Will Listen To Any New Allegations Surrounding The Bradford Fire

Police Say They Will Listen To Any New Allegations Surrounding The Bradford Fire

West Yorkshire Police say they will consider any potential new evidence relating to the fatal fire at Bradford City’s stadium in 1985 following the publication of new allegations about the tragedy.

A new book alleges the Valley Parade disaster was one of nine major fires at companies or premises linked to the club’s then chairman, Stafford Heiginbotham.

It also claims the chairman, who passed away 20 years ago, was suffering from financial difficulties prior to the fire and received a whopping amount equivalent to £27million from the nine blazes.

Author Martin Fletcher – who lost five family members in the fire – poses the question: “Could any man really be as unlucky as Heginbotham had been?”

Despite an inquiry at the time arriving at the verdict that the fire had been started by accident, a statement from West Yorkshire Police read: “Should any evidence come to light which was not available to Her Majesty’s Coroner at the original inquest, then we will consider it and take appropriate action.”

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