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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Gang involved in drug-fuelled street robberies locked up for total of 16 years

Shakeel Ahmed (left) and Jordan Shahid

Gang involved in drug-fuelled street robberies locked up for total of 16 years

TWO men and five youths have been locked up for more than 16 years for a series of violent, cannabis-fuelled street robberies in Bradford city centre targeting lone and vulnerable victims.
Men and boys were hunted down and attacked in five separate incidents between June and September last year, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.
Shakeel Ahmed, 20, of Coates Street, West Bowling, Bradford, was sentenced to seven years in a young offender institution for three robberies.
Ahmed was twice re-admitted to bail and was on licence after serving a four and a half year sentence for the robbery of a 71-year-old man in his home.
Jordan Shahid, 20, also of Coates Street, was locked up for four years for teaming up with Ahmed to attack and rob a lone man in the city centre late at night on August 22.
The pair, wearing hooded tops, demanded John Williams' wallet on Leeming Street.
He refused and was knocked out, waking up in the road with his two front teeth knocked out and his nose streaming blood.
Mr Williams was robbed of his phone, wallet and keys.
He suffered cuts and bruising and needed dental implants and a CT scan.
Also in the dock were five Bradford youths, aged 15 to 17, who were given detention and training orders totalling almost five years. Three received 12 month sentences, one a 16 month term and the fifth ten months.
Two of the teenagers were handcuffed to dock officers for the sentencing hearing in the packed courtroom.

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