Police Appeal As Four In Court For Kidnap and Murder Investigation

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Two men and two women are due to appear before magistrates after being charged in connection with the kidnap and murder of a Bradford man in 2019.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team is continuing to investigate the murder of Asghar Badshah, who was kidnapped from Mayo Road in Bradford in the early hours of 30 November 2019 and whose body was recovered from the old bank, Commercial Street, Batley on 29 December 2019.  

Asghar Badshah

As part of investigations three arrests were made in Bradford and one in Surrey on Thursday.

The following people are due to appear before Leeds Magistrates Court today (Saturday).

Qaisar Shah (36) from Mayo Crescent, Bradford, has been charged with murder, conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to possess criminal property.

Sabbah Shahmuradi (36) from French Wells in Woking, has been charged with murder and conspiracy to kidnap.

Sobia Syed (37) from Henna Close, Bradford, has been charged with conspiracy to possess criminal property, as has Zaban Syed, (60) from Mayo Road, Bradford. 

Detective Chief Inspector Heather Whoriskey, who is leading the investigation, said:  

“A major policing investigation has been underway into Mr Badshah’s kidnap and murder since 2019.

“We are continuing to follow a number of active lines of enquiry in what has been a long running and complex case.

“I want to reiterate that we very much are still appealing for information, and I would ask anyone who has information who has not yet come forward to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101, referencing Operation Plumeham.

“Information can always also be given in total anonymity to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.”

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