One of the gang alleged to have killed PC Sharon Beshenivsky, who was seen getting out of the sports car close to the Universal Express Travel Agents minutes before it was robbed, had gone for a takeaway meal, a jury was told.

Peter Wright QC, defending Hassan Razzaq, told Newcastle Crown 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 in Wilton Street 20 minutes before the robbery.

A man, which Mr Wright accepted was Hassan Razzaq, was seen getting out and walking towards Morley Street, possibly holding something.

Nine minutes later he was seen returning to the car and was carrying something 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, walked across 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.

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

He added 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 said the Kashmir was a large glass-fronted restaurant and there was a clear view from inside it of Morley Street.

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

The court heard DNA profiles from cigarette ends and drinks containers linked the defendants to cars alleged to have been involved in the robbery at Universal Express.

Forensic scientists told the jury a number of profiles were obtained which matched the DNA profiles of Muzzaker Shah, Yusuf Jamma, Faisal Razzaq, Hassan Razzaq and Raza Ul-Haq Aslam.

Surgeon John May, who attended both police officers when they were brought to the Bradford Royal Infirmary's Accident and Emergency department, told the court that when he examined PC Teresa Milburn he could not find a bullet exit wound.

He found there were three possibilities for that. The bullet could have passed through her because exit wounds could be tiny and he might not have noticed it.

He said there was a remote possibility the bullet could have been deflected in her chest and travelled to another area of the body.

But he said his original conclusion was that the bullet deflected a combination of her stab proof vest, clothing and ribs and did not penetrate her chest.

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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