THE prosecution has closed its case in the Sandford Road murder trial.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, today sent the jury home for the Easter break to return at 10am on Tuesday.

The trial, at Bradford Crown Court, will then begin hearing evidence for the defence.

Mohammed Nisar Khan, 41, of Holme Lane, Tong, Bradford, and Tony Grant, 39, of Queens Road, Bradford, deny murdering Amriz Iqbal and attempting to murder Adnan Ahmed in Sandford Road, Bradford Moor, on October 3.

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

Mr Iqbal, known as Major, sustained a fatal head injury when he was struck by a silver Kia Sedona shortly after 1pm.

The 40-year-old a father of three, of Curzon Road, Bradford Moor, died soon afterwards in Leeds General Infirmary.

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Mr Ahmed, 32, was treated in hospital for a dislocated shoulder.

It is the prosecution case that Mohammed Nisar Khan was driving the Kia Sedona when it struck the two men as they crossed the road.

Khan has told a prison visitor in secret recordings made by the police that he was not in the vehicle at the time.

Grant’s barrister, Tim Raggatt QC, has told the jury there was “no issue” that his client, known as Granty, was the front seat passenger.

The trial continues.