Page last updated at 17:46 GMT, Sunday, 27 July 2008 18:46 UK

Stabbed murder victim identified

Rashid Elahi
Police say they do not think the attack was random

A man stabbed to death in West Yorkshire has been named by police.

Rashid Elahi, 21, was murdered in the West Bowling area of Bradford on Friday. A 24-year-old man, also injured in the attack, is still critically ill.

Police said although the investigation was at an early stage, it did not appear to have been a random attack.

They said a man, 26, and a 17-year-old youth had been arrested in west London on suspicion of murder. A man, 32, is already being held.

He had been arrested earlier, also on suspicion of murder, and police were given more time to question him.

Two more men, aged 20 and 25, have been released on bail, while another man, 42, and a 34-year-old woman were released without charge.

West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Inquiry Team is investigating the incident, which happened at about 1545 BST.

Mr Eliah was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary where he underwent surgery but died in the early hours of Saturday. The other injured man is still in hospital after undergoing surgery.

Police said a 17-year-old male also received minor injuries during the disturbance.




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