Cousin of murder suspect helped him flee the country

Bradford Crown Court
Bradford Crown Court

A Halifax man who helped his cousin to flee the country after a murder in Bradford has admitted a charge of conspiracy to prevert the course of justice.

Nouman Qureshi, 33, had been due to stand trial along with three other men, but this afternoon (Tuesday) he entered his guilty plea to the conspiracy charge before a jury was sworn in.

Qureshi, a married man of Kashmir Park, Pellon, helped his cousin Danish Irfan to fly out of the United Kingdom to Pakistan after he murdered his wife Ridda Zanab at their home in Alford Terrace, Bradford, in November 2013.

Irfan later returned to the UK last year and following a trial last July he was convicted of murdering his wife.

Qureshi will be sentenced after the trial of three co-defendants including his 39-year-old brother Mohammed Qureshi.

Mohammed Qureshi, of Pembroke Avenue, Luton and two other men from Ilford in Essex have all denied the conspiracy charge and their trial is expected to start tomorrow (Wednesday).