A MAN is facing a “substantial” prison sentence for firing a homemade shotgun through the window of a Bradford house while his identical twin brother has been cleared by the jury of all the charges against him.

Ummar Yaqoob and his former girlfriend Kiran Hussain were locked up at Bradford Crown Court following the verdicts in their month-long trial, while Khuram Yaqoob walked free from the dock.

Ummar Yaqoob, 30, of Hill Top Mount, Leeds; Khuram Yaqoob, of Daisy Hill Lane, Bradford; and Kiran Hussain, 24, of Ophelia Close, Little Horton, were all cleared by the jury yesterday of attempting to murder Hamza Nazir and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Khuram Yaqoob was found not guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Hussain was convicted of that offence and Ummar Yaqoob had already pleaded guilty to it.

Ummar Yaqoob was found guilty of possession of a prohibited firearm while his brother was cleared of that allegation and of manufacturing a firearm.

Judge Jonathan Rose remanded Ummar Yaqoob and Hussain back into custody. He warned them to expect “substantial” prison sentences after the preparation of reports. Hussain pleaded guilty ahead of the trial to two offences of possession of a slam gun and she and Ummar Yaqoob admitted manufacturing a prohibited firearm.

They will be back in court on the week of November 11.

During the trial, Ummar Yaqoob admitted firing a slam gun at the window of a house in Agar Street, Girlington, Bradford, shortly after 10.30pm on Sunday, March 31.

The court heard he and his brother were angry after his sister’s car was robbed by a gang who terrorised her children.

Ummar Yaqoob said he hid the two pipes that made up the weapon down his sleeves and walked along back alleyways to Agar Street where he fired a cartridge at number 64.

“I just wanted to hit the window to scare whoever was in the house,” he said. “I never intended to kill anyone that day. I never intended to endanger anyone’s life.”

He asked Hussain to bring him the slam gun and a cartridge.

Later that evening, she parked up near Agar Street and waited for him.

Ummar Yaqoob said he was shocked and scared when he was arrested for attempted murder because he hadn’t tried to kill anyone.

He told the police where to find the components of a slam gun and live ammunition that he had hidden in the Daisy Hill area.

Khuram Yaqoob, a married father of three, told the jury he had no idea that his brother was going to shoot at the house.

He messaged him saying: “Ummar, I’m telling you straight, no shaylatis (shotguns).”

Khuram Yaqoob was in a block of flats off Manchester Road in Bradford at the time his brother fired at the house.

He found out what had happened the following day when his mother told him: “Ummar’s done something really stupid last night.”

Judge Rose excused the jurors from sitting on a jury for the next ten years.