Image copyright West Yorkshire Police Image caption PC Sharon Beshenivsky had been a police officer for just nine months when she was killed A man thought to be the gang leader of a robbery in which a British police officer was shot dead has been arrested in Pakistan.West Yorkshire PC Sharon Beshenivsky was killed outside…

PC Sharon Beshenivsky

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PC Sharon Beshenivsky had been a police officer for honest 9 months when she used to be killed

A man thought to be the crew chief of a theft in which a British police officer used to be shot tiring has been arrested in Pakistan.

West Yorkshire PC Sharon Beshenivsky used to be killed exterior a shuttle agency in Bradford in 2005 while responding to an armed theft call.

Piran Dhitta Khan, 71, is believed by police to had been within the abet of the raid.

Mr Khan looked in court docket in Islamabad the put extradition used to be discussed. He used to be remanded in custody till 29 January.

PC Beshenivsky, 38, had most efficient been an officer for 9 months when she used to be shot within the chest on what used to be her youngest daughter Lydia’s fourth birthday.

Her shift partner, PC Teresa Milburn, used to be also shot but survived.

Three males had been jailed for all times for her kill, two for manslaughter.

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PC Teresa Milburn used to be also injured within the theft

West Yorkshire Police had said alleged gang chief Mr Khan used to be believed to be on-the-bustle in Pakistan and used to be being sought.

A £20,000 reward had been supplied for recordsdata main to his design close.

Det Supt Mark Swift, said: “I would adore to thank the Nationwide Crime Company in Pakistan and companions who have made this arrest seemingly.

“Right here’s a valuable pattern on this lengthy-working investigation and their assistance on this matter can no longer be understated.

“We are continuing to liaise with companions in Pakistan to course of Mr Khan’s extradition with the plan of returning him to the UK to face court docket proceedings.”

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