Four people charged after man's body found in wall of old bank

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Asghar Badshah’s body was found at an old bank in Bradford, sparking a murder probe. (Police)
Asghar Badshah’s body was found at an old bank in Bradford, sparking a murder probe. (Police)

Police have charged four people in connection with the kidnap and murder of a man found dead in the wall cavity of an old bank.

Asghar Badshah, 39, was grabbed from Mayo Road in Bradford on 30 November 2019.

His body was found on 29 December of that year at an old bank in Commercial Street in nearby Batley, sparking a murder probe.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed they had charged two men and two women in connection with the death of Mr Badshah, from Bradford.

Leeds Magistrates Court, Leeds, Yorkshire England. (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
All four people arrested will appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on Saturday. (Getty)

Detectives made three arrests in Bradford and one in Surrey this week. 

All four people will appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on Saturday.

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

Sabbah Shahmuradi. 36, from Woking, has been charged with murder and conspiracy to kidnap.

Sobia Syed, 37, and Zaban Syed, 60, both from Bradford, have been charged with conspiracy to possess criminal property.

Detective Chief Inspector Heather Whoriskey, from West Yorkshire Police, 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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