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'Paranoid' killer husband dealt out 'history' of abuse

Jahangir Nazar Credit: GMP

Jahangir Nazar was a "possessive, controlling and paranoid" husband, according to police.

He murdered his wife, Farkhanda Younis, in a final act of horrific abuse.

Investigator Duncan Thorpe said: “Not only did Nazar take this young woman’s life; he also deprived her young son and daughter of a mother."

"Nazar was violent and abusive and Farkhanda had suffered a history of domestic abuse at his hands. He was possessive, controlling and paranoid."

Murdered wife's family say they were 'cheated of beautiful daughter'

Farkhanda Younis Credit: GMP

The relatives of Farkhanda Younis have spoken of the pain of losing her, after her jealous and abusive husband was jailed for her murder.

Farkhanda was found stabbed to death at her home in Chadderton last April. Her husband, Jahangir Nazar, was jailed for life today.

Farkhanda's family said: “We feel that we have been cheated from watching our beautiful daughter achieve all the things she wanted in life. She lived for her children and now she will never get to see them grow up, and they will not know who their mother was or how important they were to her."

“He will be released and will continue with his life, which does not seem right as she will never get that opportunity.”


Prosecutor says killer husband was 'merciless'

Throughout the trial, Nazar has tried to hide behind the defence of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, claiming that when he killed Farkhanda Younis he was suffering from a mental illness which substantially impaired his responsibility for his actions.

However, the evidence proved that there was a history of domestic violence in their relationship; Nazar was a controlling and violent husband who on this occasion subjected his wife to a merciless attack which brought her life to an end.

– David Harley, Senior Crown Prosecutor, CPS North West

Jealous husband found guilty of wife's murder

Farkhanda Younis Credit: GMP

A possessive husband has been convicted of murdering his wife, by stabbing her nineteen times in the neck.

Jahangir Nazar attacked Farkhanda Younis at her home in Chadderton in April last year.

Jurors were told Nazar was "jealous" about his wife's "flirtatious" nature. He had previously threatened to kill her.

The scene in Chadderton last April Credit: ITV


Family tribute to hit-and-run victim

Craig Rodger was described by his family as "loveable" Credit: Greater Manchester Police

In a statement released by police today, Craig's family said:

“Craig was a normal 25-year-old.

"He was a loveable pain but he was ours. We are devastated by what has happened to our Craig.

“If anyone knows who was driving the car that hit Craig just tell someone. Whoever it was still has their family after all this is over.

“It can never be over for us though, we cannot begin to think of closure until someone does the decent thing and tells us who killed Craig and left him dying in the middle of the road in Chorlton-cum-Hardy that night.

“We can’t begin to explain how this feels for us all. We thank everyone for their support and ask that we be left in peace to try and grieve.”

Police officer injured in hit-and-run

A police officer was injured during a fail to stop collision in Miles Platting.

The incident happened after the officer asked the driver of a blue Vauxhall Astra van to stop when he was seen driving erratically on Varley Street.

The van did not stop and knocked the officer to the ground before driving off toward Oldham Road.

He suffered cuts and bruises but did not require hospital treatment.

The van was later found abandoned on Needwood Close, Collyhurst.

The driver is described as being white and of stocky build, while the passenger was white, of stocky build with a dark shaven head.

Anyone with information should call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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