A memorial to murdered have-a-go-hero Tasawar Hussain is to be unveiled in Bradford’s Centenary Square.

Mr Hussain, 36, was shot dead when he confronted a gang of robbers after an armed raid on a travel agency in Lumb Lane in January 2003.

He was posthumously awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery and the robbers were eventually sentenced to life imprisonment for his murder.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Howard Middleton, will be accompanied by Mr Hussain’s widow Naila and her two children Harrisah and Rafia at the unveiling ceremony on Thursday, April 9.

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison, Bradford Council’s deputy leader, Councillor Dale Smith, MP Gerry Sutcliffe will also be there, joining other members of Mr Hussain’s family and his friends.

The Yorkshire Stone memorial will be inscribed with the judge’s words from the trial, describing the dad of two as: “A truly brave man who acted in the interests of the public and justice.”

Coun Middleton said: “He was a very brave man who stood up to some very violent criminals and unfortunately paid the ultimate price for his actions.

“I would like his widow and children to know that the city is very proud of citizens like Tasawar who try to make the world a better place to live in.”

West Yorkshire Deputy Chief Constable David Crompton said: “As a force we are pleased that a brave Bradford man who tragically intervened out of a sense of public duty will be properly remembered in this way.”

Mr Hussain’s memorial will be set alongside those of PC Sharon Beshenivsky and Sergeant Michael Hawcroft, both of whom lost their lives trying to arrest criminals.