Bedfordshire Peri Peri chicken shop shooting: Man convicted

Aktar Miah Aktar Miah said he had not intended to fire the sawn-off shotgun

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A man who shot a car dealer in a Bedfordshire fastfood restaurant has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Aktar Miah, 25, took a sawn-off shotgun in to the Royal Peri Peri chicken shop, in Midland Road, Bedford, following an earlier row with another customer.

Luton Crown Court heard Miah fired the weapon at Mazhar Iqbal in the early hours of 23 November, leaving him with superficial pellet wounds to his face.

Miah, of Queens Road, east London, will be sentenced on 29 June.

Judge Richard Foster warned Miah that he was considering passing a life sentence for the offence.

Two teenagers who were with Miah during the attack were told to minimum three-year sentences.

Fahim Khan, 18, of Fenlake Road, Bedford, and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found guilty of possessing a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence.

Fahim Khan Fahim Khan was with Miah at the time of the attack

The teenagers were both cleared of attempted murder and wounding with intent.

All three had denied jointly possessing a shotgun with intent to endanger life. Miah was convicted of that offence but the others were found not guilty.

Khan and the 17-year-old were found guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

The court heard Miah and the teenagers had been involved in an argument with Mr Iqbal, 34.

The trio left the restaurant but returned a short time later, with Miah carrying the shotgun.

Miah told jurors he had not intended to fire the weapon.

The three were remanded in custody.

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