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CPS statement following conviction and sentence of Mohammed Taroos Khan

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Senior Crown Prosecutor Daniel Lee, from CPS Yorkshire and Humberside’s Complex Casework Unit, said: "Somaiya Begum was a young woman who had her whole life ahead her. Her murder is a tragedy and Khan now faces the consequences for his appalling crimes.

“Working closely with West Yorkshire Police, we were able to present clear and compelling evidence that he was responsible for her death.

“Our thoughts remain with the loved ones of Somaiya Begum. I hope this conviction and sentence brings them some form of justice.

“Women have the right to be safe and feel safe. The CPS is committed to securing justice and will always seek to hold violent offenders to account for their crimes.”

Notes to editors

  • Mohammed Taroos Khan, 53, was convicted of the murder of Somaiya Begum yesterday at Bradford Crown Court. He had pleaded guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice. He was sentenced, today, to life imprisonment with a minimum of 25 years for her murder, and five years imprisonment, to run concurrently, for perverting the course of justice. 

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