Mastermind behind armed theft the place police officer Sharon Beshenivsky was shot responsible of 2005 homicide | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

The mastermind behind an armed theft that killed a police officer virtually 20 years in the past has been discovered responsible of her homicide.

Piran Ditta Khan has been convicted after PC Sharon Beshenivsky was shot useless whereas interrupting a raid at family-run Universal Express journey brokers in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in November 2005.

Unarmed, she and her colleague PC Teresa Milburn had been shot at point-blank vary by one of many three males who had carried out the theft as he emerged from the enterprise.

Two months later, Khan fled the nation for Pakistan the place he remained till he was arrested in 2020 and extradited again to the UK final 12 months to face trial.

The 75-year-old is the final of seven males to be convicted for his or her roles within the crime, with Khan stated to be the group’s ringleader who had orchestrated the plot.

Although he didn’t go away the security of a lookout automotive through the raid, he performed a “pivotal” function in planning it and knew that loaded firearms had been for use.

More follows on this breaking information story…