A MURDER trial jury has seen the moment PC Sharon Beshenivsky was shot dead outside a travel agents in Bradford.

Piran Ditta Khan, 75, of no fixed abode, is currently on trial at Leeds Crown Court, facing a murder charge in relation to the death of the 38-year-old officer on November 18, 2005.

He denies the offence.

PC Beshenivsky, who had only been in the role for nine months at the time, responded to a panic alarm which had been triggered at Universal Express Travel, in Morley Street, with her colleague, PC Teresa Milburn.

The jury were told earlier in the trial, which started last Monday, that an armed robbery was underway at the premises.

Muzzaker Imtiaz Shah, Mustaf Jama, and brother Yusuf Jama were the three members of a seven-strong gang who were tasked with going inside, carrying a MAC-10 machine gun, 9mm self-loading pistol, large kitchen knife, and cable ties inside a laptop bag, the court heard.

Robert Smith KC said the prosecution's case is that Khan orchestrated the robbery.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The vehicle PC Sharon Beshenivsky and PC Teresa Milburn arrived in, parked opposite Universal Express TravelThe vehicle PC Sharon Beshenivsky and PC Teresa Milburn arrived in, parked opposite Universal Express Travel (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

The two police officers parked up opposite Universal Express and went over to the premises at around 3.30pm, just half-an-hour before their shift was due to end.

Within 30 seconds both had been shot "at almost point blank range" by one of three robbers.

The prosecution continued presenting evidence in court on Wednesday and ran through a sequence of events with the officer from West Yorkshire Police who pulled the timeline together, as well 

As part of this, the jury were shown a number of CCTV clips, including footage of the police car containing PC Beshenivsky and PC Milburn pulling up, and the moment both officers are shot.

The three robbers can then be seen running across the road and away from the scene.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police picture from outside Universal Express Travel after the shootingPolice picture from outside Universal Express Travel after the shooting (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

West Yorkshire Police has released the footage, alongside a picture of the police car parked opposite Universal Express, as well as a picture from outside the premises after the shooting when a police scene was in place, where two yellow evidence markers can be seen.

Khan also denies two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon on the day of the alleged murder.

The trial continues.