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Five men sentenced to a total of 57 years for 'pre-arranged' violence in Hollybank Gardens, Great Horton

Five men sentenced to a total of 57 years for 'pre-arranged' violence in Hollybank Gardens, Great Horton
Five men sentenced to a total of 57 years for 'pre-arranged' violence in Hollybank Gardens, Great Horton



Five men sentenced to a total of 57 years for 'pre-arranged' violence in Hollybank Gardens, Great Horton


A GANG of men who brought “acts of extreme violence to a quiet cul-de-sac” in Bradford have been jailed for a total of 57 years.

The clash between “two criminal groups” erupted in Hollybank Gardens in Great Horton on October 3 last year, with one man left beaten in a pool of blood after firing a shotgun at a car.

Five men were sentenced for their role in the incident yesterday after being found guilty following a long-running trial at Bradford Crown Court.

Ajaz Saddiq, 38, of Hollybank Gardens, Great Horton, Shahid Saddiq, 36, of Waverley Road, Great Horton, and Nazim Hussain, 39, of Fairbank Road, Girlington, were found guilty of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Mohammed Waris with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.


Waris, 22, of Northside Terrace, Lidget Green, Dhaanish Akmal, 19, of Aberdeen Terrace, Lidget Green, and Tariq Adalat, 35, of Northside Terrace, Lidget Green, faced charges of conspiracy to have in their possession a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to possess a firearm without a firearms certificate, and conspiracy to handle stolen goods.

Waris and Akmal were found guilty of all charges.

Adalat was found guilty of conspiracy to handle stolen goods, but the jury was unable to agree on two remaining allegations against him and he faces a re-trial on those charges starting on January 15 next year.

On the evening of October 3, Waris and Akmal travelled to Ajaz Saddiq’s home on Hollybank Gardens in a black VW Polo stolen on September 29.





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