TWO men were jailed for life for the “barbaric and determined” murder of a victim they hunted down in broad daylight and deliberately ran over on a Bradford street.

Mohammed Nisar Khan, known as Meggy, must serve a minimum term of 26 years before he is released and his “right hand man” Tony Grant, known as Granty, received a 17 year minimum term at Bradford Crown Court.

Khan, 41, of Holme Lane, Tong, Bradford, and Grant, 39, of Queens Road, Bradford, were convicted by the jury of murdering Amriz Iqbal, known as Major, in Sandford Road, Bradford Moor, on October 3 last year.

Khan ran down Mr Iqbal in a 2.2 tonne silver Kia Sedona with Grant in the passenger seat and up to four other men in the back of the vehicle.

Khan was also convicted of attempting to murder Mr Iqbal’s friend, Adnan Ahmed, who was crossing the road with him.

Both men were flung in the air by the impact, at shortly after 1pm. Mr Iqbal, 40, of Curzon Road, Bradford Moor, sustained an unsurvivable injury when his head struck a tree. Mr Ahmed was treated in hospital for a dislocated shoulder.

Khan, Grant and Salman Ismail, 31, of Hollin Road, Shipley, Bradford, were convicted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by plotting to firebomb and rob the Whitehall Road Service Station in Birkenshaw to destroy CCTV footage of Khan and Grant there with the Kia Sedona an hour before the murder.

Ismail was jailed for 17 years for the conspiracy and for arson at the petrol station.

THREE young burglars who targeted a Bradford house at dead of night to steal the keys to three valuable cars were jailed for a total of more than 13 years.

The trio raided the property in Moorside Gardens, Eccleshill, on November 29 last year in what the sentencing judge described as “a sophisticated, planned and organised enterprise.”

Bilal Shah, 22, of Gaythorne Terrace, Clayton, Bradford, was imprisoned for four and a half years after a jury convicted him of the burglary and the theft of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, a BMW X5 and a BMW 5 series.

Baber Iqbal, 24, of Princeville Road, Lidget Green, Bradford, was jailed for four years and seven months after pleading guilty to the burglary and to handling a stolen van on April 2 while he was on bail.

Abuzar Raja, 22, of Aberdeen Place, Lidget Green, Bradford, was jailed for four years and three months after admitting the burglary offence.

A Bradford man who was part of a so-called “county lines” drug dealing operation was jailed for more than five years for supplying cocaine and heroin in Harrogate.

Mohammad Khizer, 22, of Percival Street, near Leeds Road, pleaded guilty at York Crown Court to three counts of possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply, one count of possessing heroin with intent to supply and one charge of dangerous driving.

Over the course of 11 days in January, Khizer was arrested three times by police in Harrogate.

On January 11, a Mercedes was seen driving through a red light in Oxford Street. Officers stopped the car in which Khizer was the sole occupant. They became suspicious and carried out a search of the vehicle where they found a small amount of cocaine, £335 in cash and two mobile phones.

Six days later, officers saw Khizer acting suspiciously in an Audi in the Starbeck area. Officers pursued the vehicle and recovered 20 wraps of heroin and cocaine.

On January 22, officers patrolling known drug hotspots in Harrogate stopped and searched Khizer and a Volkswagen Passat parked nearby. They found 60 wraps of cocaine and heroin.

Investigating officer, PC Tom Bacon, of Harrogate police, said: “Not only did Khizer pedal the misery of cocaine and heroin in Harrogate, he also put numerous lives at risk by driving erratically through the town and surrounding area in an attempt to escape the police.

“County lines drug dealing remains a key priority for North Yorkshire Police and we hope this latest sentence sends a clear warning of the consequences of getting drawn into what is a violent and dangerous world."

Khizer was jailed for 62 months, banned from driving for 67 months and ordered to take an extended driving test before he gets his licence back.

A THIRD strike house burglar caught prowling round a family home by a boy of 15 was jailed for three years and four months

The teenager heard a bang while he was watching television and saw Lee Tatum in the kitchen, Bradford Crown Court heard.

The boy had returned home from his grandparents’ address nearby after the burglar alarm at the address went off.

Tatum, 41, fled empty-handed after kicking his way into the Bradford property at around 8pm on November 21 last year.

He was captured on CCTV trying the door handles at the back and front of the property before getting in. He was also seen falling into the garden shed, breaking down the door.

The father of four, of Brooksbank Avenue, Scholemoor, Bradford, pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal.

Tatum had 27 convictions for 45 offences, many of them for dishonesty.

A ‘PILLAR of the community’ who ran a secret underground cannabis factory beneath his respectable stonemason’s business was jailed for two years.

Garry Thomas Hodgkinson, 55, of Victoria Avenue, Mytholmes, was a man of “impeccable character” who had been a pillar of the business community for decades, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Through his business, M&G Stone Ltd, he has given countless young people a head start in their careers and raised money for charities including Sue Ryder Care.

But the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, told Hodgkinson: “All your good works and endeavours had behind them this little secret operation.”

For beneath Hodgkinson’s stoneyard at Alkincote Street, Keighley, was hidden “a very sophisticated indeed cannabis production facility” inside air raid tunnels dating back to the Second World War.