Pc Sharon Beshenivsky's killer jailed for life

by 24britishtvMay 10, 2024, 4:50 p.m. 37
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West Yorkshire Police issued a statement outside court after the mastermind of an armed robbery in Bradford in November 2005 that ended in a police officer being shot dead was jailed for life. Piran Ditta Khan, the last member of the gang responsible for the armed raid that claimed the life of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky, was sentenced after almost 20 years. He was convicted in April this year, after spending almost 15 years on the run. The 75-year-old was found guilty of murdering Pc Beshenivsky, as well as two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon. He pleaded guilty to robbery. On Friday (May 10), Mr Justice Hilliard jailed Khan for life with a minimum term of 40 years. Speaking outside court, Assistant Chief Constable Patrick Twiggs of West Yorkshire Police said: “This is a day of mixed emotions. On the one hand we are pleased to get the final conviction in this case, but on the other hand we are sad as it has brought into sharp focus the completely unnecessary waste of life that day. “For 18 years we have never given up on getting justice for Sharon and Teresa, and today their families have received that justice. “Sharon was murdered in the line of duty, in what was a totally unnecessary act. Sharon was doing her job and protecting the public. “The pain and anguish of what happened on that day and the profound sense of loss, will come flooding back to her family, friends, Police and the local community. It was a day we will never forget. “We never gave up, we relentlessly pursued Khan even when things got tough, we never gave up.” VIDEO CREDIT: PA LIKE | COMMENT | SUBSCRIBE | SHARE #uknews #bradford #lockedup

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