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A person being hunted by police after a 27-year-old mum was stabbed to loss of life whereas she pushed a pram by Bradford metropolis centre was going through trial for allegedly threatening to kill her.

A nationwide manhunt is underway to search out the suspect within the homicide of Kulsuma Akter, 27, on the street in Bradford on Saturday. Every police power within the nation has been tasked with discovering suspect Habibur Masum, 25, after the horrific stabbing of the mum on April 6 within the Westgate space of the town.

Now it’s been revealed that he was already going through trial for allegedly threatening to kill the mum, reviews The Sun.

Masum is accused of constructing the threats towards Ms Akter the day after he allegedly attacked her in November final yr. He was given bail forward of a trial later to be held in September. He was additionally barred from having any contact along with her. He pleaded not responsible to the fees.

However, on Saturday he reportedly travelled by practice and taxi from his residence in Oldham, Greater Manchester, to the realm the place Ms Akter was residing in a ladies’s refuge in Bradford.

He allegedly chatted to her on the street for 5 minutes, earlier than allegedly pulling out a knife and stabbing her within the neck round 5 occasions.

Police confirmed the newborn was not harmed within the assault.

Detective Superintendent Jude Holmes from Greater Manchester Police Oldham district stated: “We share the shock and concern that our communities feel in the wake of this tragic incident, and our thoughts are with Kulsuma Akter’s family at this truly distressing time.

“Habibur Masum is wanted by West Yorkshire Police on suspicion of murder. Due to his links to Greater Manchester, we have our specialist officers following several lines of enquiry to locate him.

“I urge members of the public to remain vigilant, and if you have any information on his whereabouts, call 999 as a matter of urgency.

“Due to earlier police contact with Habibur Masum and Kulsuma Akter, Greater Manchester Police has made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct,” reports The Sun.

The young mum was described by a shopkeeper who tried to save her as a “good, charitable lady”. Geo Khan heard her scream and ran out of his shop to find her already dead, he covered her in a sheet until the ambulance arrived.

The suspect remains at large but police said that a 23-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Police confirmed that raids have taken place in Oldham, where Ms Akter and Mr Masum were both from, as well as in the Burnley and Chester areas, but would not confirm where the 23-year-old man had been arrested.

Masum is described as having a slim build and was wearing a grey, white and black duffle coat, light blue or grey tracksuit bottoms and maroon trainers. He has also been seen wearing a grey hoodie.

Police said anyone who sees Masum should call 999 “instantly”.