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Bradford man Sajid Hussain loses appeal over Shetland couple robbery

A man jailed for 10 years for robbing a Shetland couple at gunpoint after they had travelled to Bradford to buy a car has lost his appeal against his sentence.

Michael Irvine and partner Louise Cogle expected to buy an Audi A4 Quattro they had seen for sale on the internet.

But they were instead robbed of their suitcase, which contained £5,000.

Sajid Hussain, 26, was told by judges that his sentence in January was justified.

Hussain had been found guilty after trial at Bradford Crown Court of robbery and firearm offences following the robbery in August last year.

Hussain argued at London's Court of Appeal that his total sentence was too long.

However the appeal was dismissed.

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