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Three arrested after fatal shooting

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TRAGIC: Imran Khan was set to become a father next month when he was shot in Bradford

TRAGIC: Imran Khan was set to become a father next month when he was shot in Bradford

Would-be father killed just one month before baby’s due date

Detectives investigating the death of a Bradford man have arrested three men on suspicion of murder.

Imran Khan, whose wife was due to give birth next month, was shot outside his home, on Round Street, West Bowling, on Monday 6th June at around 8pm.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later as a result of his injuries.

A post mortem, held on Tuesday, showed Mr Khan, who was 30 and from Bradford, died of a gunshot wound.

The ‘targeted’ shooting led detectives to launch a murder investigation with three men from Bradford so far arrested and placed in custody.

A 21, 22 and 30-year-old are being questioned by police on suspicion of murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott, of the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said: “Our enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances of what happened and the events leading up to it.

“A man has sadly lost his life and I would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Round Street area at around 8pm last night to contact us, so we can fully investigate this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 1636 of 6/6, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, who can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Updated: CCTV images released of man who assaulted girl in Leeds bakery

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SUSPECT: The man waiting at the counter of Greggs on the day of the assault

SUSPECT: The man waiting at the counter of Greggs on the day of the assault

Girl groped in Greggs

Detectives investigating a sexual assault on an eight-year-old girl in a Leeds bakers shop have  made an arrest after an appeal to find the man went viral online.

The victim was in the seating area of Greggs, in The Headrow, in Leeds city centre, when the incident occurred shortly after 3.30pm on Friday, February 12th.

She had been sat with her younger brother while her mother paid for items at the counter.

Detective Inspector Steve Greenbank, of Leeds District Safeguarding Unit, said: “This was clearly a distressing incident for the young girl involved.

Chief Inspector Mark Griffin, from the Leeds district policing team said, “A 34-year-old man from the Bradford area has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who shared our appeal for information, and for the public’s support in this matter.”

‘No Muslim’ beauty salon: Oxford woman arrested over Facebook post

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BUSTED: This Facebook post triggered complaints of “malicious comments”

BUSTED: This Facebook post triggered complaints of “malicious comments”

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, a woman in Bicester, Oxford was arrested for racially abusive comments against Muslims.

Her comments were posted on the Facebook page of the Oxfordshire beauty salon, Blinks of Bicester.

One supplier has stopped doing business with the company.

The post said that the business would not be taking any more bookings from people of "Islamic faith".

Following complaints, the business responded online defending its position.

“I have been inundated with messages tonight as I said I would not book any muslin or Islamic client. I stand by that completely as a UK citizen,” read a rebuttal post.

Thames Valley Police said they moved in after receiving complaints about "malicious comments" on the Facebook page.

They arrested a 43-year-old woman under section 19 and the Public Order Act on suspicion of displaying written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting with the intention of stirring up racial hatred, and for producing malicious communications.

Sgt Steve Dixon said: “Thames Valley Police treats all allegations of racial aggravation very seriously and will always take steps to investigate them.”

The beauty supply line, Nouveau, said that the woman was not a franchisee nor an employee.

“We will be terminating any future supply of our products to this independent business with immediate effect,” the company said in a statement published on its website.

“We [Nouveau Lashes, Nouveau Beauty Group, Nouveau Contour and Nouveau Skin Therapy] abhor racism and completely reject the views of this individual and the messages posted publicly on her salon page,” it added.

The woman was released on police bail.

Corrupt Cop

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Officer jailed on ‘BLACKMAIL’ charges

A former Police Community Support Officer (PSCO) who blackmailed women in Newham whilst on duty, was sentenced last week to six years in prison.

JAILED: Kabeer Yousaf was found guilty of blackmail and committing misconduct in a public office for offences in 2014

JAILED: Kabeer Yousaf was found guilty of blackmail and committing misconduct in a public office for offences in 2014

Kabeer Yousaf, 31, of Barley Lane, llford, blackmailed women at brothels on St Stephen’s Road in East Ham, and Corporation Street, in West Ham, when he was a PCSO for Green Street Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

In 2012 he contacted a woman in her 40s – known in court as ‘Victim One’, on an adult website.

He arranged to meet up with the woman and have sex with her at the brothel on Corporation Street. After doing so, he returned, wearing his uniform, and demanded that she pay him £2,000 to remove her details from the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) data systems. Fearful, the woman paid him £1,500.

In October 2012, while on duty, Yousaf went to the brothel on St Stephen’s Road to investigate reports of anti-social behaviour.

About a week later, he returned - again on duty - and demanded that a woman (Victim Two), who was running the brothel, pay him money or else he would have it shut down.

The woman agreed to pay £500 a fortnight, and Yousaf continued to visit the brothel while on duty, sometimes having sex with the women there in lieu of blackmail payments.

Yousaf was eventually arrested on 10th January 2014 following an intelligence-led investigation by the MPS Trafficking and Kidnap Unit (TKU). He was remanded in custody and resigned the next month.

On 29th December 2014, he was convicted of blackmail and misconduct offences at Snaresbrook Crown Court. He was found not guilty of rape and one count of conspiracy to control prostitution for gain.

He was sentenced to four years imprisonment for blackmail, and a further two years to run consecutively for committing misconduct in a public office.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Brewer, of the TKU, said: “Kabeer Yousaf held a trusted position in the Newham community, which he exploited to abuse vulnerable women.

“Yousaf’s actions have undermined everything that the Met stands for and the Met will do everything in its power to ensure that those few police staff and officers who commit crimes are brought to court.

“The women that Yousaf blackmailed have shown great courage in working with the police in light of their experience with him.”


Altaf Arrested

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The controversial Pakistani politician, Altaf Hussain, was arrested at his London home earlier this week, according to his office in Edgware, sparking fears of a violent backlash in Pakistan.

Hussain, who is leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the most powerful political party in the Karachi state of Pakistan, was detained by police on Tuesday 3rd June on suspicion of money laundering.

CONTROVERSIAL: Altaf Hussain, leader of Pakistan’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement, was arrested  in London, with many fearing riots in the Karachi state

CONTROVERSIAL: Altaf Hussain, leader of Pakistan’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement, was arrested
in London, with many fearing riots in the Karachi state

Although Scotland Yard did not identify him, they said a 60-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of money-laundering during an early morning raid on a house in northwest London with special operations officers searching the property.

A British citizen, Hussain has lived in exile in the UK since 1991, yet still rules the party despite being more than 4,000 miles away.

Following the news of his arrest, an immediate lockdown took place in Karachi, with local shops and businesses closing, whilst streets were gridlocked as people attempted to get home.

The news was expected to see riots break in the streets as Hussain’s notorious following took to protest the decision.

Hussain, one of Pakistan's most divisive and controversial leaders, is wanted back in his home country in relation to a murder case, yet has lived in London in self-imposed exile since the early 1990s.

Known for his fiery addresses to his supporters in Karachi through a loudspeaker connected to a telephone, he effectively controls the violent port city from London.

His hold on Karachi is so strong that he is capable of shutting down entire neighbourhoods of the city of 18million.

Supporters praise him as a business-oriented leader of Pakistan's middle class, but opponents describe him as a tyrant and accuse him of murder and violence.

Within minutes of his arrest, panicked shop-keepers and market stall owners rushed to close their businesses for fear of violence, with the British High Commission even shutting down temporarily.

“We deployed extra security at the British High Commission in the southern part of Karachi as soon as we learnt about Altaf Hussain's arrest in London through media,” Deputy Inspector General Abdul Khalique Shaikh told Reuters.

“We have increased police patrolling and we are making further deployments at sensitive spots in the city.”

Ex Guantanamo Bay inmate held for suspected Syria terrorism offences

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A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner was among four Britons arrested on Tuesday 25th February on suspected terrorism offences related to Syria, police said.

Moazzam Begg, 45, who was released without charge from Guantanamo Bay in 2005, was detained at his home in Birmingham on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas.

moazzam begg arrested

moazzam begg arrested

Begg was held by the US government at Bagram detention centre in Afghanistan then Guantanamo Bay for nearly three years after being arrested in Pakistan in February 2002 suspected of being a member of al-Qaeda.

After his release, he founded Cageprisoners, a human rights organisation that lobbies on behalf of those held at Guantanamo Bay.

"We can confirm that Moazzam Begg was arrested this morning," West Midlands police said in a statement. "This is an arrest, not a charge."

No comment on the arrest from Begg was immediately available.

Guantanamo Bay, a U.S. military prison in Cuba, was established in 2002.

President Barack Obama said in January that 2014 should be the year to finally close down the internationally condemned facility.

Its remaining 155 prisoners were rounded up overseas after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and have been held without trial ever since.

The other three held in Britain on Tuesday, a 36-year-old man from Shirley and a 44-year-old woman and her 20-year old son from the Sparkhill area of Birmingham, were detained on suspicion of facilitating terrorism overseas.

"All four arrests are connected. They were pre-planned and intelligence-led," said the head of investigations for West Midlands Counter-Terrorism Unit, Detective Superintendent Shaun Edwards, in the statement.

Concern has been mounting in Britain over the number of UK nationals travelling to Syria to help rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.
Police fear they may become radicalised by Islamists or attend terrorist training camps before returning to the UK where they could pose a security risk.

British police have already arrested 16 people on suspicion of terrorism offences related to Syria this year, some as young as 17, compared to 24 such arrests in all of 2013.

"A growing proportion of our casework now has some link to Syria, mostly concerning individuals from the UK who have travelled to fight there or who aspire to do so," Andrew Parker, director general of Britain's MI5 security service, said in a speech last October.