As he began his shift on Monday morning, the caretaker of the Holmfield Court flats in Bradford settled into his office chair to review the weekend’s CCTV footage. He fast-forwarded the recording, looking out for evidence of vandalism or petty crime.
Instead, he found himself witnessing cold-blooded murder.
In a corridor of the flats, a man chased and grabbed a young woman before knocking her unconscious. The attacker then disappeared from view, only to return moments later with a crossbow which he used to fire a bolt into her head.
The man could then be seen dragging the body out of view, and later going backwards and forwards with bin bags and a rucksack.
The caretaker reached for the phone and dialled 999.