A murder suspect today claimed he was entitled to a £100,000 reward for giving information to police.

Raza Ul-Haq Aslam, who denies the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky in Bradford a year ago, rang Crime Stoppers nearly three weeks after the robbery and shooting at the Universal Express travel agents in Morley Street and phoned police several times using the pseudonym Alex.

Questioned by prosecutor Robert Smith QC he told the Beshenivsky murder trial at Newcastle Crown Court he would not have minded having the reward.

Asked if he would be pleased to have it, he replied: "Yes," and added: "I have done nothing wrong. Why shouldn't I be entitled to it?"

Aslam told the court that a week or two after the incident he asked Hassan Razzaq who had shot the PC Beshenivsky of Hainworth near Keighley.

He said Razzaq said Muzzaker Shah had told him they had come running out of the travel agents and he heard Yusuf Jamma fire a shot, so Shah fired a shot.

He added: "I think he said Yusuf shot the police woman who died and Muzzaker Shah shot Teresa Milburn."

Aslam said that a couple of weeks after the robbery Hassan Razzaq had phoned him up and asked him to drop some money off for Shah but he refused.

Mr Smith said: "Can you explain why you would be trusted after this robbery to carry a consignment of money from people who had been involved in the robbery to someone else involved in the robbery?"

Aslam replied: "I can't answer that."

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.

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 though Jamma admits two charges of possessing a prohibited weapon.

Muzzaker Imtiaz Shah, 25, of London, admits murder, robbery, two charges of possessing a prohibited weapon and two charges of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. He has been acquitted of the attempted murder of PC Teresa Milburn.

The trial continues.