Death of PC Sharon Beshenivsky: Man extradited and accused with murder

A 74-year-old man from Pakistan has been extradited and charged with the 2005 murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Piran Ditta Khan was arrested at a police station in West Yorkshire.

PC Beshenivsky, 38, had only been a police officer for nine months when she was killed in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

On Thursday, Mr Khan is scheduled to appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

He has been charged with murder, robbery, two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, and two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon, according to West Yorkshire Police.

PC Beshenivsky, a mother of three and stepmother of two, was shot on November 18, 2005, while responding to an alert at a travel agency in Morley Street, Bradford, with colleague PC Teresa Millburn.

Her shift partner was shot as well, but she survived.

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