Six Pak origin Britons
jailed for 60 years for
multiple sexual offences,
two to be sentenced later

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BRADFORD: Six men handed down jail sentences for 66 years after a jury found them guilty on Friday (18 February) after two separate trials last year. Two other persons have also been convicted and would be sentenced at a later date.

Though, police and the court have not disclosed the identity of these convicted persons but informed sources have reportedly claimed that these all eight persons are Pakistan origin British nationals.

According to West Yorkshire Police, last year, multiple men stood trial at Bradford Crown Court after being charged with a variety of sexual offences. 

All the charges relate to offending which happened in the Keighley area between 2008 and 2009 against one victim who was a child at the time. She came forward to police later as an adult and reported the abuse she had suffered, and an investigation was launched.

They received the following sentences:

Nazir Khan, 30, of Keighley, has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of two counts of rape and an extended 8-year licence period for each count. He is already on the sex offender’s register.

Kamran Hussain, 29, of Keighley has been jailed for five years after being convicted of rape and ordered to register on the sex offenders list for life

From top left; Omar Safdar (jailed for 12 years), Nazir Khan (jailed for 12 years), Barber Hussain (jailed for 13 years), Imran Sabir (jailed for 12 years), Kamran Hussain (been jailed for five years) and Hassan Basharat (jailed for 12 years).

Omar Safdar, 30, of Oldham, has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of three counts of rape. 

Imran Sabir, 42, of Keighley has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of two counts of rape. 

Hassan Basharat, 32, of Keighley has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of three counts of rape.

Barber Hussain, 36, of Bradford has been jailed for 13 years after being convicted of seven counts of rape.

Usman Sultan, 30, of Keighley was convicted of three counts of rape, and Amjad Hussain, 35 of Keighley was convicted of three counts of rape, both will be sentenced at a later date. 

The victim at the centre of this case, wanted to make a statement following the sentencing, she said: “The driving force for me to keep going through all of this was so that it prevents it from happening to other people, and also it might help other people come forward.”

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Weekes, of Bradford District Police, said: “We welcome the sentences that have been handed down to these men today. Cases such as these are incredibly sensitive and complex and it often takes years of painstaking investigation to bring them before the courts.
“I would like to take this opportunity to praise the victim for coming forward and reporting these offences to the police, for her patience whilst the criminal investigation has been ongoing and her courage in giving evidence in court.
“The abuse she endured robbed her of her childhood and I hope seeing all of these men sent to prison today for these horrendous offences she was subjected too, will allow her to start to look forward to the future.
“If anyone has suffered abuse or has concerns about someone who may be suffering abuse, I would urge them to come forward and speak to the police. We will listen to you and investigate all offences and also ensure you have access to any help or support you need.
“I hope this sends a clear message that regardless of how long ago these offences may have happened we will pursue every avenue to get justice,” Detective Chief Inspector Alan Weekes concluded.