Thursday, 1 June 2017

Man quizzed on suspicion of threats to kill and possessing a firearm


Firearms warrant was carried out in Oak Lane on Monday
Firearms warrant was carried out in Oak Lane on Monday
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POLICE have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with an incident in Thorn Lane where a man is alleged to have had a gun pointed at him.
The man, arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of making threats to kill and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, has since been released for further enquiries to be made said a police spokesman.
Armed police had attended two addresses in Bradford on Monday at about 5pm to carry out firearms warrants following the Thorn Lane report.
Properties in Oak Lane and Devonshire Terrace were searched and a number of people were spoken to, but no arrests were made and no weapon was located.
However, while carrying out those searches police received a report of gunshots being heard in Marlborough Road at about 6.30pm.
Firearms officers attended and found a white Porsche Panamera vehicle in Carlisle Road with damage to the front passenger door.
The vehicle was recovered for further forensic examination.
Police have now confirmed that the damage to the white Porsche was not caused by the discharge of a firearm.
Enquiries are continuing into the incident and anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area at around 6.30pm that day is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13170243749.

Dating fraudster Tahmoor Khan, 32, of West Bowling, Bradford, ordered to pay compensation to five women he tricked out of cash

Steve WrightT&A Reporter


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AN ONLINE dating fraudster, who wrecked the lives of vulnerable women by conning them out of hundreds of thousands of pounds, has been ordered to pay compensation to his victims.
Gambling addict Tahmoor Khan, 32, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years last October. He was told by Judge Neil Davey QC that his offending was underpinned by “sheer wickedness,” and he had taken advantage of the women's professional and social vulnerability.
Khan, of Bude Road, West Bowling, Bradford, who had amassed £80,000 gambling debts at casinos, posed as a wealthy businessman to take advantage of two women he contacted through a dating website.
He told one victim he was the owner of a car hire business, had a £2 million fortune and owned a Bentley.
Khan was jailed after admitting two charges of fraud by false representation.
But Judge Davey ordered him to pay compensation to five women, during a proceeds of crime hearing at Bradford Crown Court.
Prosecutor Simon Waley said it had been agreed by the prosecution and defence that Khan had benefited by £993,177, but the amount he had available was £9,000.
A schedule showed that Khan's only assets were three cars, two personalised number plates and a small amount of money in a bank account.
Judge Davey made a compensation order in the sum of £9,000, to be paid to five women named in the original indictment. The compensation must be paid within three months, with five months imprisonment in default.
Khan told one woman he intended to find a wife. He falsely told her he had cash flow problems with his business and asked her for money to help him, and persuaded her to pay £50,000 to buy a Land Rover.
He told a second woman he was a wealthy man “with a few million" in his bank accounts. He told her his assets were frozen and she agreed to lend him money to help with his business, after he promised to pay her back.
Judge Davey told Khan he had preyed on his victims’ vulnerability, and their cultural background meant they could not tell others what was happening for fear of bringing shame on themselves and their families.
He said there had been serious detrimental effects on both victims.
One woman said she had become depressed and unable to eat, falling from a dress size ten to size six and had suicidal thoughts.
The second woman had made two suicide attempts.
Judge Davey told Khan he had looked for vulnerable victims and had found them on a website where women were looking for love and marriage.

Michal Kisier is serving a five-year term for keeping a mother and her daughter prisoner in their home, threatening to kill them.


Michal Kisier should not be approached by the public
Image:Michal Kisier was believed to have been armed with a razor blade
A "dangerous" prisoner who escaped from guards at a hospital in Wiltshire has been arrested by police.
Michal Kisier, 30, was receiving treatment for a head wound when he gave his guards the slip at Salisbury District Hospital at 7pm on Tuesday.
He was captured on Wednesday night after being spotted walking past a nursery in Nunton Village, near Salisbury, by a member of the public.
Wiltshire Police said it had received "a large number of calls from the public with sightings all over the county and country unfortunately without any success".
However, a separate sighting led to the 30-year-old's arrest.
Superintendent for Salisbury, Sue Austin, said: "I would like to thank the public for all of their help in finding this escaped prisoner.
"As much as we are able to use policing methods to find him, ultimately it was an alert member of our community who spotted the offender and proactively called 999."
Kisier, formerly of Luton and originally from Poland, is serving a prison sentence for keeping a mother and her teenage daughter prisoner in their home.
The daughter was taped to a chair as Kisier threatened to kill the pair during a "terrifying eight-hour ordeal" following a disagreement over money, Luton Crown Court heard.
He pleaded guilty to two charges of false imprisonment, two charges of possessing bladed articles and one charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.
Kisier was jailed in April 2016 for five years and three months at HMP Erlestoke, a category C prison holding adult male offenders near Devizes.

The prosecution said Viktoria Tautz "snapped" and caused his catastrophic brain and spinal injuries through "dangerous shaking".


Viktoria Tautz, 34, has been jailed for four years
Image:Viktoria Tautz, 34, has been jailed for four years
An unqualified nanny has been convicted of killing a 10-month-old baby after losing her temper and violently shaking him in a moment of "madness".
Joshua Paul had been in the care of 34-year-old Viktoria Tautz when he collapsed at his parents' home in Haringey, north London, before being taken to hospital.
The infant died three days later.
Tautz, 34, has been jailed for four years at the Old Bailey.
She had denied manslaughter and said she never got "angry" or "frustrated" with the baby, who was born 10 weeks early.
But the prosecution said she had "snapped" and caused his catastrophic brain and spinal injuries through "dangerous and excessive shaking".
Zoe Johnson QC rejected the suggestion Joshua was hurt in a "horsey game", as head wobbling would have been "nowhere near enough" to kill him.
The jury deliberated for nearly seven hours before convicting her in a majority decision.
Bernard Richmond QC, defending, told the court Tautz was paid only £3.60 an hour and lacked "resilience".
He said: "She was a young woman with a very limited amount of training with a baby who had obviously very difficult needs.
"She was not fully qualified and ultimately her pay reflected her degree of training."
Tautz collapsed in tears in the dock as she was sentenced by Mrs Justice McGowan.
The judge said: "You were not in the same position as a teenage mother in the middle of the night on her own trapped in a flat without anyone to help her."
Tautz began working for the family on 16 June, 2014, after the boy's mother Pearl Paul returned to work.
In a statement read in court, Ms Paul said her son was happy with Tautz and that she "never saw her lose her temper".
Ms Paul left her son "happy and playing" with Tautz at around 8.40am on 29 August in the one-bedroom flat.
At 9.07am, a neighbour called 999 after Tautz ran from the flat shouting for help, holding Joshua who was unconscious.
Doctors found he had suffered a devastating and "irrecoverable" brain injury and he died at Great Ormond Street Hospital on 1 September.
Giving evidence through a Hungarian interpreter, Tautz, of Barnet, told jurors she picked the little boy up from his cot because he was crying "very intensively" and his face was red and swollen.
Joshua then appeared to be choking and Tautz rushed into the bathroom and tried to make him vomit. When that did not work she ran outside to get help.
She denied shaking Joshua in an attempt to revive him.
The boy's parents did not want to make a victim impact statement.
An NSPCC spokeswoman said: "Tautz inflicted appalling injuries on a 10-month-old baby she had been trusted to look after.
"Instead of caring for him and keeping him safe, her actions have robbed a vulnerable young child of his life."