The killer of "wonder dad" Tyron Charles will serve at least 31 years behind bars.

James Sutcliffe, 29, of Hill Crest Road, Denholme, killed Mr Charles with a shotgun blast to the face in a shipping container at his family's smallholding in Denholme last September.

He was sentenced this morning after being found guilty of murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice yesterday afternoon at Bradford Crown Court.

Passing sentence, his honour Justice Lavender told Sutcliffe: "You ended the life of a 29-year-old man. He was a son. He was a brother. He was a father to three children. You caused lifelong misery to his parents and his other relatives and loved ones.

Sutcliffe's parents, Kevin and Janet Sutcliffe, also of Hill Crest Road, were each sentenced to two years in prison for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Det Supt Patrick Twiggs speaks outside court.

In a statement released by police, Detective Superintendent Patrick Twiggs of West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Enquiry Team - who also spoke to reporters outside the court - said: "This was a wicked crime made worse by Sutcliffe's callous disregard for the body of his victim.

"After shooting Tyron Charles he robbed him and left him to die in a shipping container. He later returned to the scene of his crime to move the body to the moors and dump it in a bog while he considered his next move.

"He then entered into a conspiracy with his family to get rid of the body permanently and deny Tyron's family of their fundamental right to bury him.

"All this time Tyron's family were desperately worried and were appealing through social media to find out what had happened to him.

"I would like to thank the police investigation team whose diligent work led to the recovery of Tyron's body and hope his family will gain some comfort knowing that the man responsible for his murder is now behind bars."

In a statement after the hearing, Tyron's family said: "Our family has been through hell in the last ten months - first with Tyron going missing and then finding out he was murdered. We then had to wait until his body was found on the moors.

"We are absolutely devastated by the appalling behaviour of the Sutcliffes for the lises and the fact they knew where Tyron's body had been dumped.

"Tyron was a wonder dad, brother and son and had many friends.

"No sentence will ever be enough as it will end sometime. We will never get our beloved Tyron back."

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