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Two men jailed over fatal Bradford shooting

Amjad Khan and Ismail Khan Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Amjad Khan (left) and Ismail Khan will serve a minimum of 30 years in prison

Two men have been jailed for life after a father-to-be was shot dead in front of his family.

Imran Khan, 30, was shot in the head outside his home on Round Street, Bradford, on 6 June.

Ismail Khan, 32, of Masham Place and Amjad Khan, 31, of New Cross Street were given a minimum sentence of 30 years after being found guilty of murder at Bradford Crown Court.

The court heard Imran Khan's daughter was born shortly after his death.

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The jury were told the deceased man and Amjad Khan had both been jailed in 2007 for kidnapping, but Amjad Khan had started to make threats to his former friend following his release on life licence.

Passing sentence, the Recorder of Bradford Judge Roger Thomas QC said the attack was driven by a "deep-seated hatred of Imran Khan".

"You, Amjad Khan, confronted Imran Khan on a number of occasions," said Judge Thomas.

'Fatally targeted'

"He had to take a circuitous route home from work to try and avoid you. You were generally harassing him and threatening him.

"There is clear evidence from a local shopkeeper that you regarded this area where you both lived as your "turf" and Imran Khan had no business being on it."

Judge Thomas said the pair had planned the killing and their victim had been "fatally targeted".

"Further aggravating features of this case are to be found in the revenge nature of this killing, the fact that Imran Khan was shot dead outside his own home in front of several members of his family who have been traumatised not only by the loss of a loved one but also from that happening in their sight and presence."

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