One of the defendants seen getting out of the sports car close to the Universal Express Travel Agents minutes before it was robbed, had gone for a takeaway from an Indian restaurant, it was claimed this afternoon.

Peter Wright QC, defending Hassan Razzaq, told the court the accused man had gone to the Kashmir Restaurant at the junction of Morley Street and Wilton Street.

The court was shown CCTV footage of a black Mercedes parking up in a car park on Wilton Street 20 minutes before the robbery took place.

A man, which Mr Wright accepted was Hassan Razzaq, was seen getting out of the driver's side and walking towards Morley Street, possibly holding something in his left hand. Nine minutes later he was seen returning to the car and was carrying something in his right hand which Mr Wright suggested was a carrier bag.

The car was then driven off and was seen driving up Morley Street two minutes before three suspects, alleged to be Muzzaker Shah and the Jamma brothers, walk across the road to the travel agents.

Mr Wright said it was the defence case that Razzaq went to the takeaway, but the CCTV cameras did not cover the entrance to the Kashmir.

The jury was then shown ten minutes of footage from a camera, showing the junction of Morley Street and Wilton Street, during which the man was not seen.

But Detective Constable Glenn Acornley, of West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, told the court that part of the footpath of Morley Street was obscured by the line the building.

He added that Wilton Street was a large junction and someone would have a clear view into Morley Street if they stood back from the junction.

Det Con Acornley, a police officer in Bradford for 26 years, said the Kashmir was a large glass fronted restaurant and there was a clear view from inside it of Morley Street, up hill, down hill and across the road.

He said: "If I was stood in the restaurant and looked across the road I would clearly see the Universal Express Travel Agents."

Yusuf Abdillh Jamma, 20, of Small Heath, Birmingham, Raza Ul-Haq Aslam, 25, of Kentish Town, London, and brothers Faisal Razzaq, 25, and Hassan Razzaq, 26, both of Forest Gate, London, plead not guilty to PC Sharon Beshenivsky's murder.

Muzzaker Imtiaz Shah, 25, of London, admits murder and robbery but denies the attempted murder of PC Teresa Milburn. He has also pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a prohibited weapon and two charges of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Aslam and the Razzaq brothers deny robbery but Jamma has admitted that charge. Aslam, the Razzaq brothers and Jamma also plead not guilty to firearms offences.

The trial continues.

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