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Man jailed for seven years for historical child sex offences

A man has been jailed for a total of seven years today after he was found guilty of historical sexual offences against children.

Jamal Mohammed Raheem-ul-Nasir Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Jamal Mohammed Raheem-ul-Nasir, aged 31, of Firthcliffe Grove, Liversedge was sentenced to terms of four years and three years at Leeds Crown Court respectively for offences carried out when his victims were aged nine and 14.


Man jailed for historic child sex offences

A man has been jailed for seven years after he was found guilty of historical sexual offences against children.

Jamal Mohammed Raheem-ul-Nasir, aged 31, of Firthcliffe Grove, Liversedge, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for offences carried out when his two victims were aged nine and 14.

Jailed for seven years

The court heard that Raheem-ul-Nasir had committed the offences in 2010 and 2011, when the girls came to his house in Willow Street, in the Girlington area of Bradford.

He was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of sexual assault of a child. He was also made the subject of a Sexual Offenders Prevention Order, to remain in place until further notice.

Detective Constable Helen Riley, of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, said: "Raheem-Ul-Nasir took advantage of his victims' young ages and vulnerability to carry out these attacks over a period of time. I would like to thank them for coming forward and reporting his crimes to the police, and hope that the sentence passed down today will give them some comfort.

"I also hope it will encourage other victims of sexual offences to engage with our specially trained officers, who will sensitively and thoroughly investigate all reports with the aim of securing convictions against offenders."

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Man jailed for killing Peace Studies student on a night out

A man has been jailed for killing a Peace Studies student who was on a night out in Sheffield.

Anowar Tagabo, 25, who was originally from Sudan, was studying at the University of Bradford at the time of his death. He had been in Sheffield for a celebration with friends in May this year. He became separated from them and was then approached by three men on Carver Street and then punched once to the ground by Nathan Tomlinson, 24, knocking him unconscious.

Anowar was taken to hospital, where he died more than a week later. A post mortem examination revealed he died from a head injury.

Nathan Tomlinson Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Tomlinson admitted manslaughter at Sheffield Crown Court in October. He has today been sentenced to three years and nine months, half of which will be served in prison and the remainder on license.


Galloway attacker jailed

A man who attacked the Bradford West MP George Galloway, while calling him an "anti-semite" has been jailed for 16 months.

Drug addict Neil Masterson assaulted the Respect MP in a street in London in August.

George Galloway after the assault Credit: Respect Party

Mr Galloway was left with cuts and bruises to his head and ribs.

The court heard the 60 year old politician felt he would have been killed if Masterson, who admitted assault, had been armed with a knife.

Bradford man sentenced to life for murder

A man from Bradford has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a former girlfriend. Thirty-nine-year-old David Hoyle was told he would serve a minimum of 25 years during a hearing at Chester Crown Court.

David Hoyle: sentenced to life

He was found guilty of the murder of Rebecca Bamber at her home in Widnes, Lancashire, in June last year, after a seven-day trial. The court heard he'd brutally attacked Miss Bamber with wine bottles causing wounds so severe that they fractured her skull.

Rebecca Bamber

The court heard the pair had previously been in a relationship 15 years ago whilst living in the Burnley area but had not been in contact for many years . They reconnected via social media in May this year and rekindled their relationship.

After the attack Ms Bamber had staggered downstairs and gestured to a neighbour looking through the window to call the police. The neighbour returned and saw Hoyle standing next to Ms Bamber, holding a knife.

Detective Inspector Helen Spooner, who led the investigation, said:

"Hoyle's attack was brutal, sustained and shocking - the level of violence used was extreme and the injuries sustained by Rebecca were devastating. She had clearly tried to desperately fight off her attacker but was overpowered by him. We will probably never know the real reason behind Hoyle's actions that day. Only he knows why he subjected Rebecca to such a brutal attack in her own home.

Two arrested in " Chop Shop" raid

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of burglary after receiving a report of a garage being used as a 'chop shop' in Bradford.

Officers raided the garage in Banner Street at about 2.25pm on Monday, 8 December, and found vehicles and vehicle parts at the location.

One of the vehicles was a BMW 520, which had been stolen from Pendragon Lane in Bradford earlier this month.

Two other stolen vehicles were identified and parts of three other cars were also recovered.

A 22-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were arrested and later released on bail pending further enquiries.

"I would like to thank the member of the public who brought this illegal operation to our attention and would appeal to the general public to look out for premises, particularly industrial units, being used as 'chop shops'.

"The kind of things to look out for are suspicious activity around motor vehicles, high-value cars that are apparently new, frequent movements in and out, and vehicle parts which have been scattered around the premises.

"Handling stolen goods is a serious offence and we will do all we can to disrupt criminals who aim to profit from people's misery."

– Inspector George Bardell, Bradford East Area Neighbourhood Team
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