HERE are the criminals who appeared at Bradford Crown Court this week.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Douglas

Rashane Douglas

A man who stabbed two men to death in the street was told he faces life in prison after being found guilty of both murders.

Rashane Douglas bowed his head when the unanimous verdict was announced at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old, wearing glasses and dressed in a dark suit, was found guilty of the murders of Haidar Shah, 19, and Joshua Clark, 21 - who he stabbed with an 8ins-long locking knife outside Maggie’s nightclub in Halifax in the early hours of October 1 last year.

Douglas was found not guilty of the attempted murder of a third man, Brandon Coope, 18, who received a slash wound, but guilty of wounding with intent.

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gibril Kanteh

Gibril Kanteh

A man who sexually assaulted a teenager after having given her alcohol and cannabis was jailed for four-and-a-half years at Bradford Crown Court.

The effects of Gibril Kanteh’s actions, which took place in Bradford, were said to have traumatised the underage girl.

In a powerful and emotional impact statement read to the court, the girl’s mother said had been “broken inside” by witnessing her daughter’s mental deterioration and change in character.

Read the full report here.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Daniel Nowek

A man who blasted a Bradford house with a semi-automatic pistol in a targeted attack was sentenced. 

Daniel Nowek donned a mask and gloves when he fired four shots at a house in Bierley in the early hours of October 20, 2020, before fleeing by car to London where he was arrested eight days later.

A search of the house in Keighley in which the 31-year-old had been living recovered a Russian-made 9mm Makarov semi-automatic pistol as well as a Turkish-made 4mm EKOL miniature revolver.

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Faizal Bahadur

An “arrogant” driver who led police on a dangerous chase through Bradford streets before abandoning his car was jailed for 21 months and banned from driving for almost six years.

But after hearing at Bradford Crown Court of Faizal Bahadur’s lengthy list of previous convictions for traffic offences – including being jailed for dangerous driving – His Honour Judge Jonathan Rose expressed frustration that he was only able to hand down a maximum two-year sentence with a reduction to reflect Bahadur’s early guilty plea.

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Edlir Gjoka

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:
A 21-year-old Albanian has been jailed for more than five years after he was involved in transporting and warehousing cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of up to £200,000.

Edlir Gjoka came into the country illegally back in January 2023 and just three months later he fell prey to criminals involved in the drugs trade.

Bradford Crown Court heard how police officers stopped Gjoka as he was driving a hire car on Tong Street and they found he had £635 in cash on him.