Friday, November 25, 2005


Have You Seen These Men? 3 Hunted In PC Murder

Police on Friday released photos of three men they were seeking over the murder of Bradford policewoman Sharon Beshenivsky, gunned down as she answered an emergency call about an armed robbery.

After the shooting on November 18, three men had been seen running to a silver vehicle parked nearby.

West Yorkshire police said they wanted to trace Burnley-born Muzzaker Imtiaz Shah, 24, believed to have been living in London for the past four years.

They were also seeking brothers Mustaf Jama, 25, and Yusuf Jama, 19, both last known to be living in the North Kensington area of London.

"There is no indication at this stage that any of the men have left the country," said Detective Superintendent Andy Brennan.

"It is possible they may be in the London area."

Police also issued CCTV pictures of a Toyota Rav 4, registration WP 05 YTT that they believe was the silver vehicle spotted near the robbery.

Beshenivsky, 38, a mother of three children and two step-children, was killed after she and fellow officer Teresa Milburn responded to an armed robbery at a travel agency in the centre of Bradford.

Constable Beshenivsky died after being shot in the chest on her youngest daughter's fourth birthday. Milburn, was shot in the shoulder.

Police said the Toyota was sighted on CCTV near the travel agency at 3 p.m, just minutes before the shooting. It was recorded travelling out of the city towards the motorway network at 3:41 p.m.

Police said earlier this week the Toyota was hired from Heathrow on October 25 and is thought to have travelled north to West Yorkshire early on Friday last week.

Beshenivsky was remembered by a two-minute silence in Bradford on Friday.
From the information in the article it would seem that the police knew the reg of the car, where the car was rented from and that there were 3 men seen running to the suspect car after the shooting. Just after the attack several men and a woman were arrested, all of whom have now been released.

Now for the interesting part. One of the people arrested a day after the shooting was 31 year old Shahid Khan. In the BBC article below he claims that he went to the police to tell them he was forced by a Somali drug gang to rent 5 cars on their behalf shortly before the shooting. So I assume that he was arrested so quickly after the shootings because the silver car was traced back to him. My question is why did it take the police nearly a week to release any information on the three suspects when Mr Khan obviously knew who at least one of them was? [beeb article below]

A man quizzed in connection with the murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky says police should have followed up his concerns about a gang in London.
Shahid Khan, from west London, claims he was forced to hire the car believed to have been used by the gunmen.

Detectives are still hunting three people over the shooting of the 38-year-old and her colleague, Teresa Milburn, 37, in Bradford, West Yorks.

Police say no formal complaint was made by Mr Khan, who has been freed on bail.

Mr Khan, 31, says he went to police after the gang forced him to hire a silver Toyota car which police believe was used by the killers.

He said: "I went to the police station and reported it and the policeman - I don't know if he didn't take me seriously or something, because I was telling him: 'Why don't you check it.'"

Mr Khan was arrested by armed police on Saturday and driven to West Yorkshire, where he was interviewed for three days.

He was freed on bail after telling detectives Somalian drug dealers had blackmailed him to hire five cars for them after he unwittingly rented a room to one gang member.

Mr Khan said that although the lodger seemed friendly at first, he soon started to bring back friends and used the home to deal drugs.

But he insisted that after he remonstrated with the man about his activities, he was threatened and even kidnapped.



please spread these pics around, lets get these criminals brought to justice.


Will do. I would have expected the papers to have front paged these pics, but all of them left it till a good few pages in. Something very fishy about all this. First the week wait to release the names, now the media acts like the whole thing is a low priority.


How could there be gunmen if there are no guns allowed in the UK?
Oh, I forgot. The criminals got to keep theirs.
I'm sure this is Bush and Blair's fault, somehow...


Blair has always been useless. I lost all faith in Bush after seeing those pics of him holding hands with the Saudi prince.

War on terror my arse

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