Man appears in Pakistan court over 2005 murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky

A man has appeared in court in Pakistan in connection with the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky in 2005.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 1:27 pm
Updated Monday, 9th November 2020, 1:32 pm
PC Sharon Beshenivsky was killed during a robbery in Bradford.

PC Beshenivsky was shot and fatally wounded when responding to a robbery at a travel agents in Morley Street in Bradford on Friday, November 18 2005.

She had been a serving police officer for nine months.

She had three children and two stepchildren.

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A memorial service held in Norfolk Gardens to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of PC Sharon Beshenivsky in 2015.

PC Beshenivsky died on her youngest daughter's fourth birthday.

Today (Mon 9), Piran Ditta Khan, aged 72, appeared before a court in Islamabad in relation to an administrative matter regarding his extradition back to the UK.

Khan, who was arrested back in January by Pakistani police, was remanded back into custody for a further hearing on Friday, November 13.

Detective Superintendent Mark Swift, said: “We expect there to be many more court appearances as this process steadily progresses and continue to work with our colleagues from the National Crime Agency, CPS and the Pakistani Authorities to ensure it is completed as quick as possible.”