Two Bradford men have been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering a local father-to-be earlier this year.

Amjad Khan and Ismail Khan shot and fatally wounded Imran Khan in a targeted drive-by shooting in Round Street, West Bowling, on 6th June.

The pair, who Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, described as ‘close as brothers’, had carried out the attack after alleging the victim had ‘grassed’ on Amjad during an earlier crime.

Amjad, 31, from New Cross Street, West Bowling and Ismail, 32, from Masham Place, were both handed life sentences on Wednesday 15th December, following a five-week trial at Bradford Crown Court.

Speaking after the verdicts, Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott, of the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said he hoped the family could take some comfort in the charges.

“Two men have been found guilty of Imran’s murder and this brings our investigation to a conclusion,” he said.

“Our thoughts remain very much with his family at this time, particularly his young daughter who was born shortly after his death and will sadly grow up without knowing her father.  

“We hope these convictions will help to give them some comfort and some closure to what has been a very sad time for them.  

“Imran was a much-loved member of his family and his death has had a massive impact on them, particularly those who saw him lose his life in such shocking and tragic circumstances.”

Two other Bradford men have also been sentenced this past week in relation to the same incident. 

Qasim Khan, 18, of Ryan Street, and Rizwan Iqbal, 19, of Parkside Road, were given two years and 18 months respectively after they were found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.