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Mother and son face court on murder attempt charges
A pensioner and her son have appeared in court accused of attempting to murder their neighbour in Bradford.
The court was told that the defendants’ neighbour Mohammed Shah, 26, was in an induced coma after undergoing surgery at Leeds General Infirmary for 13 to 14 stab wounds.
The pair are accused of attacking him shortly after midnight on Monday at an end-terraced house in Ringwood Road where Mr Shah lived with his elderly mother.
Nawaz, wearing a dark blue jumper and trousers, gave her name, age and address through an interpreter and occasionally smoothed back her loose, long black hair with one hand.
She stood expressionless throughout most of the three-hour hearing, listening intently to the translation of proceedings but at one stage had to be warned not to communicate with her four daughters who were sat at the back of the court – one of whom held up her thumbs to which Nawaz nodded back.
Her unshaven son, who was also wearing a dark jumper and trousers, spoke quietly when he was asked to confirm his name, age and address.
His solicitor, Shazad Dad, did not oppose him being remanded in custody by magistrates until he appears at Bradford Crown Court on October 15.
But Yousaf Alias, representing Fazilat Nawaz, successfully applied for magistrates to grant bail for his client before that decision was overturned on appeal by prosecuter Paul Ramsey and she too was remanded in custody to appear before the Crown Court on the same date.
No indications of pleas were made during yesterday’s proceedings.