A CHILDCARE worker who has admitted manufacturing firearms told a jury she was in love with her accomplice and “wasn’t thinking straight.”

Kiran Hussain alleged that Ummar Yaqoob sold homemade slam guns in Oldham, Manchester, Wakefield and Birmingham.

She would often drive him to different locations so that he could deal in the weapons, she said.

Hussain said she did not know that Ummar Yaqoob was going to fire a gun through the window of a house in Agar Street, Girlington, Bradford, on Sunday, March 31.

She parked in a nearby street and waited up to 20 minutes for him to come back to the car, the court was told.


Soon afterwards, he told her: “I’ve just shot at someone’s f***ing house. Let’s get out of here now.”

“I was shocked. I didn’t think he would do something like that,” she said.

She continued: “I didn’t know what to think.

"He knew I loved him and he knew I was storing his stuff, but that’s not something I would ever agree to,” she added.

Hussain, 24, of Ophelia Close, Little Horton, Bradford, has pleaded guilty to manufacturing slam guns and to two offences of possession of a prohibited firearm.

She and identical twins, Ummar and Kuram Yaqoob, deny attempting to murder Hamza Nazir and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Ummar Yaqoob, 30, of Hill Top Mount, Oakwood, Leeds, has pleaded guilty to possession of a slam gun with intent to cause fear of violence and manufacturing a prohibited firearm.

Kuram Yaqoob, of Daisy Hill Lane, Bradford, denies manufacturing a prohibited firearm.

Hussain said she obtained a qualification in childcare from Bradford College and went on to work at Bradford Royal Infirmary with vulnerable adults and end-of-life patients.

She was going to take a nursing degree this year.

She told how she met Ummar Yaqoob in November last year after they had chatted on Instagram.

“I fell in love with him straight away,” she said.

“He told me he loved me in the first couple of weeks and I was over the moon about that because I felt the same way.”

Hussain said that Ummar Yaqoob proposed and she said yes.

He worked at a window factory and fixed cars, she told the jury.

In January, she used her eBay account to order some pipes for Ummar Yaqoob and he paid her in cash.

She saw cartridges at his home and he explained how to put a slam gun together.

“I didn’t really understand it but I knew it was something criminal.

"I was being stupid.

"I wasn’t thinking straight.

"I loved him so much I just didn’t think and ended up going along with it,” Hussain said.

She said Ummar Yaqoob had a split personality; some days being nice and loving and not speaking to her on others.

He began hitting her round the head when they had been together for a couple of weeks, Hussain claimed.

She said she was scared of Ummar Yaqoob but she loved him.

“I thought I could change him, that he would change once we were married,” she told the court.

The trial continues.