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Three men appear before judge after police crackdown on gun crime in city
Three men have appeared in Court on a conspiracy charge after a sawn-off shotgun and cartridges were seized as part of a police crackdown on gun crime in Bradford.
The three men were remanded in custody until a hearing at crown court next week, when they appeared before District Judge Susan Bouch at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Nadeem Hussain, 31, and Iflaq Khan, 34, appeared together in the secure dock at Court Three. Umar Hussain was dealt with separately in the same court.
All three are charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life.
The court was told there was an ongoing police investigation into the acquisition of firearms in the Bradford area.
They were flanked by three security officers for the five-minute hearing.
Hussain, who was wearing a blue top and jeans, and Khan, dressed in a grey top and black casual trousers, spoke to confirm their names, addresses and dates of birth.
Hussain’s barrister, Peter Moulson QC, and solicitor Assumpta O’Rourke, for Khan, made no applications for bail and the pair were remanded in custody to appear at Bradford Crown Court on August 6. The pair gave the thumbs up to men in the public gallery as they were led back into custody.
Umar Hussain, 28, of Sandhurst Avenue, Birmingham, made a separate 20-minute appearance before the District Judge.
His lawyer, Khalid Hussain, applied for bail on his behalf, but District Judge Bouch refused the application and remanded Hussain, who was wearing a brown top and dark trousers, in custody, to appear at the crown court with his co-defendants on August 6.
- Earlier this month police made 60 arrests and seized drugs valued at almost half a million pounds during a two-week crackdown on gun and drugs crime in the Bradford district, called Operation Sabredale.
The operation was set up to tackle firearms offences after a number of incidents in the district.