THE murder trial of Mohammed Nisar Khan and Tony Grant is set to open at Bradford Crown Court today.

Khan, known as Meggy, and Grant, known as Granty, deny murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

A pool of 15 potential jurors was selected yesterday afternoon, with 12 to be sworn in this morning to try the case.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, told the 15 to think carefully overnight if there was any reason why they could not be available to hear a trial lasting until May 3.

They were ordered not to discuss the case with anyone outside their number and to ignore anything they may read about it online or in print.

Peter Moulson QC, prosecuting, said the case concerned events on October 3 to October 5 last year.

He read out the names of Mohammed Nisar Khan, also known as M and Meggy, Tony Grant, known as Granty, Nadeem Khan, known as Nas, and Salman Ismail, known as Fish.

Judge Durham Hall told the panel the case concerned “a very serious and grave series of allegations” but it had interest and drama.

Mohammed Nisar Khan, the final defendant to be arraigned for the trial, pleaded not guilty to all the allegations against him.

Khan, 41, of Holme Lane, Tong, Bradford, denied murdering Amriz Iqbal in Sandford Road, Bradford Moor, Bradford, on October 3 and attempting to murder Adnan Ahmed.

He further pleaded not guilty to three offences of conspiracy to pervert the course of


Grant, 39, of Queens Road, Bradford, denies murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Salman Ismail, 31, of Hollings Road, Shipley, Bradford, and Nadeem Khan, 35, of Gledhow Wood Road, Roundhay, Leeds, deny conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Mr Iqbal, 40, of Wetherby, died in hospital following reports that two men had been struck by a vehicle and assaulted.

The trial continues.