A COUNCILLOR has said spoken about the “shock” being felt in the community after a body was found in Manningham on Wednesday night.

The death is “not being treated as suspicious” after the body was found in Newport Place, Bradford, following a report for a “concern for safety”.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “At 8.45pm on Wednesday, police received a concern for safety call relating to a person in Newport Place, Manningham.

“Emergency services attended and found the body of a male.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and the matter has been reported to the Coroner.”

Along with police, crews from Fairweather Green, Shipley and Bradford fire stations were called to the scene.

A spokesperson from the fire service had earlier confirmed a “fatality occurred”.

“It’s a big shock ,” said Cllr Shabir Hussain (Lab, Manningham). “It’s very sad and is a tragic loss of life.

“There’s no need for the loss of human life.”

Cllr Hussain said he visited the street on Thursday morning.

“I went down to the street and spoke with some residents.”

Cllr Hussain also said it will be a very difficult time for the family.

“It’s such a big loss for the family,” he said.

“There are no words to express my sorrow. It’ will be difficult times for them.

“It’s very hard for people and it’s an absolute shock for everyone, but we can’t do anything about it.

“Sometimes you can’t do anything.”

“It’s a tragic incident,” added Cllr Safraz Nazir (Lab, Manningham).

“At this moment in time, we need to allow the family to grieve in peace.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family.”