Duo sentenced to life for murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
Two men from Bradford have today been given life sentences for the murder of Amriz Iqbal in Sandford Lane, Bradford on 3 October 2018, and a third has been sentenced to 17 years at Bradford Crown Court for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
On 3 October 2018, Mohammed 'Meggy' Khan, with Tony 'Granty' Grant as his front seat passenger, deliberately drove his vehicle, a silver Kia Sedona, at Mr Iqbal and Mr Ahmed as they walked along Sandford Rd in the Barkerend area of Bradford.
The vehicle was never recovered, implying it has very probably been destroyed. Attempts were also made to destroy CCTV evidence of the Kia at a petrol station before the killing, by setting fire to the building.
Mohammed Nisar Khan (41) was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 26 years for the murder of Amriz Iqbal, with seven years to be served concurrently for the attempte murder of Adnan Ahmed, and 17 years to be served concurrently for two counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
His accomplice Tony Grant (39) was also sentenced to life imprisonment for murder with a minimum tariff of 17 years plus 17 years to be served concurrently for two counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Salmon Ismail (35) was sentenced to 17 years in prison, with a further 17 years to be served concurrently for arson and 17 years to be served concurrently for two counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Thomas Neofytou from the CPS said: “Khan used his car as a lethal weapon, mowing down two pedestrians in broad daylight. Despite the defendants’ subsequent attempts to destroy evidence and obstruct the police investigation, painstaking analysis of mobile phone evidence as well as statements provided by witnesses at the scene helped to build a substantial case for the prosecution.
“Today the jury has found the three men guilty and all these dangerous individuals are now beginning very substantial prison sentences, reflecting the gravity of their criminality.”
Notes to editors
- Thomas Neofytou is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with CPS Yorkshire and Humberside.