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Man extradited from Pakistan over killing of PC Sharon Beshenivsky

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), has confirmed that a Pakistani man was extradited in connection to the 2005 killing of PC Sharon Beshenivsky.

Piran Ditta Kan, 74, was extradited to the UK. She has been charged with murder, robbery and two counts each of possessing an illegal weapon and possessing a firearm.

In November 2005, PC Beshenivsky was robbed at a Bradford travel agency.

When she died, the 38-year old mother of three and two stepchildren, had served only nine months with West Yorkshire police.


In the same incident, her colleague PC Teresa Millburn was also seriously hurt.

Image Teresa Milburn was severely injured

Khan was taken into custody by police in Pakistan on January 2020. He will appear before the Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday.

According to the CPS, Khan’s charges were authorized in 2006. This led to the issuing the extradition warrant.

Joanne Jakymec, chief crown prosecutor, stated that Piran Ditta Kan was detained in Pakistan in 2020. Our specialist prosecutors worked closely with Pakistani partners in completing the legal process in Pakistan so that he could face the accusations from nearly 20 years ago.

In 2006, two men, Muzzaker Istiaz Shah (and Yusuf Abdullah Jama) were sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting PC Beshenivsky.

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Shah admitted to murder, but denied shooting the bullet that killed PC Beshenivsky. Jama was convicted for murder after he said that he accidentally shot the officer.

Faisal Razzaq (a 25-year old Londoner) was found guilty of manslaughter but cleared of murder. He was sentenced for life imprisonment, with a minimum term to 11 years.

Image PC Beshenivsky’s cap sits on her coffin during her funeral on 11/01/2006

One year later, Hassan Razzaq (the 26-year-old brother to Faisal) was also convicted for manslaughter. He was sentenced to 20-years in prison.

Yusuf Jama’s brother, Mustaf Jama was the fifth man extradited from Somalia and found guilty for murder.

He was sentenced for life with a minimum of 35 years in prison.

Image At the site of her murder, a memorial was unveiled.

PC Beshenivsky was the seventh female serving officer to die in the line of service in Britain. She was born on her fourth birthday.

Bradford was unable to attend her funeral.

Many officers lined the route of this cortege. Later, a memorial was unveiled at the site of her death in 2009.


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