Leeds & West Yorkshire

Demolition starts at arson-hit Bradford mill

Demolition workers have started to knock down the remains of a Bradford mill destroyed by fire.

About 100 firefighters tackled the fire at the disused building off Thornton Road on Tuesday evening.

The fire, which is thought to have been started deliberately, caused major disruption in the city centre.

Demolition leader Thomas Crompton said the mill was "swaying in the wind". He said his team would be working through the night to make it safe.

Roads around the area were closed overnight as firefighters tackled the flames but no-one was injured.

Main roads have now reopened but a large police cordon will remain in place while the demolition work is carried out.

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