Two in court charged with perverting course of justice over Leeds shooting

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Two men have appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice following the fatal shooting of a man in a street in Leeds.

Shuel Ali Hussain, 33, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his abdomen as he was sitting in his car on Pasture Road, Harehills, last Monday night.

Four males appeared in court on Saturday charged with conspiracy to murder.

Masum Ahmed, 19, and Rajak Miah, 20, and two youths – a 16-year-old from Chapeltown and a 17-year-old from Harehills – were remanded in custody after a brief hearing.

The 16-year-old has also been charged with possession of ammunition.

They are due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday.

Shuel Ali Hussain.

Shuel Ali Hussain.

On Saturday night police charged another man, 41-year-old Yakub Miah, of St Martins Gardens, Pottenewton, with assisting an offender and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He was also charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply and production of cannabis.

Mohammed Nadeem Ahmed, 42, of Airlie Avenue, Harehills, has also been charged with assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice.

Both men appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today and were given conditional bail to appear at Leeds Crown Court on March 30.

A 15-year-old male from Harehills has been released without charge.

Det Supt Simon Atkinson, from HMET, said enquiries were continuing.

He said: “Whilst we have charged a number of people in connection with this incident, I am still appealing for witnesses to the murder of Shuel Ali Hussain.

I am particularly interested in speaking to people in the Pasture Road, Airlie Avenue and Back Airlie Avenue area on Monday evening.

“I strongly believe that the answers I am looking for lie in the Harehills area of Leeds and I want this community to continue to support the police in our investigation. The Hussain family desperately want answers as to why their son was shot and I am determined to get these for them.”