Four men charged with conspiracy to murder - Luton

17/01/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Bedfordshire Police to charge four men with conspiracy to murder.

The charges are in connection with a shooting that happened in Leicester Road,  at its junction with Dunstable Road,  Luton on 20 May 2013.

Details of the four men charged are as follows:

  •  Sajed Hussain,  aged 31,  from Portland Road,  Luton has been charged with conspiracy to murder.
  •  Mohammed Shazhad Mahroof, aged 28, from Selbourne Road, Luton has been charged with making Threats to kill and conspiracy to murder.
  •  Mark O'Neil,  aged 40,  from Lansbury Drive,  Hayes,  Middlesex has been charged with conspiracy to murder.
  •  Bernard Pillay,  aged 41, from Campion Close, Hillingdon,  Uxbridge has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Bedfordshire Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against these four men.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Bedfordshire Police to charge the men with conspiracy to murder.

"The charges relate to a shooting, which occurred in Leicester Road, Luton on 20 May last year.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

All four men have been remanded in custody to appear before Luton Magistrates' Court today, Friday, 17 January 2014.