Leeds murder conspiracy: Four men appear in court over drive-by shooting

Four men have appeared in court accused of conspiracy to commit murder.
Four men have appeared in court accused of conspiracy to commit murder.

Four men have appeared in court today accused of conspiracy to commit murder after a drive-by shooting in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police said this morning that three men had been charged in relation to the shooting outside the King Kebab shop in Beeston on October 28.

A fourth man - Aadil Malik - was also charged by police and appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court during this morning's session.

Malik, 21, of Lyndale Avenue, Huddersfield, was brought into the dock by court escorts along with Wakkas Butt, 25, of Cross Flatts Road, Beeston, and 25-year-old Shezhan Shabir, of Old Mill View, Dewsbury.

They were told by District Judge Marie Mallon that the serious nature of the alleged offences meant that the case could only be dealt with at crown court.

None of the men indicated pleas to the charge of conspiracy to murder.

The trio were remanded into custody until a hearing at Leeds Crown Court next month.

A separate hearing then took place for their co-accused, Irshad Badar, who made an application for bail.

Badar, 23, Rowliff Road, High Wycombe, did not enter a plea.

He was refused bail and remanded into custody until next month's hearing.

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