A man wanted by police in connection with the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky has been arrested.
Piran Ditta Khan, aged 71, was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) in Pakistan and has appeared at court in Islamabad today (Wednesday) where matters relating to his extradition were discussed.
He was remanded in custody to next appear at court on 29 January.
PC Beshenivsky was fatally shot when responding to a robbery at Universal Travel in Morley Street, Bradford on Friday, 18 November 2005.
Detective Superintendent Mark Swift, said:
“I would like to thank the National Crime Agency officers in Pakistan and partners who have made this arrest possible.
“This is a major development in this long-running investigation, and their assistance in this matter cannot be understated.
“We are continuing to liaise with partners in Pakistan to process Khan’s extradition with the intention of returning him to the UK to face court proceedings.”
PC Sharon Beshenivsky was shot dead by a criminal gang during a robbery in Bradford on 18 November 2005, becoming the seventh female police officer in Great Britain to be killed on duty.
Her colleague, PC Teresa Millburn, was seriously injured in the same incident.
Millburn had joined the force less than two years earlier; Beshenivsky had served only nine months in the force at the time of her death.
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