Bradford man Tariq Khan sentenced to life for murder, child destruction and assault

13/10/2015

Tariq Khan, from Bradford has today been sentenced to life, with a minimum tariff of 25 years at Bradford Crown Court for the murder of his wife, who was 31 weeks pregnant, at her home in June 2015. As a result of the attack, the victim's unborn child also died.

Andrew Penhale, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service, Yorkshire and Humberside said: "This was a shockingly brutal attack on a heavily pregnant woman in her own home, when young children were in a nearby room.

"The defendant had a history of violent, jealous and controlling behaviour which culminated in the fatal incident.

"On 14 June, Tariq Khan stabbed his wife eight times in the chest and back and five times in the stomach. The victim and her unborn baby boy died as a result of these injuries.

"Today, Tariq Khan has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 25 years.

"For the family, the death of the victim and her unborn child is a tragedy of immense proportion. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."